NIPS 2016 Workshop on Approximate Inference

We’re organizing a NIPS workshop on approximate inference. It is together with Tamara Broderick, Stephan Mandt, and James McInerney—and alongside an incredible cast of seminal researchers: David Blei, Andrew Gelman, Mike Jordan, and Kevin Murphy. [Workshop homepage]
This year, we set a theme based on what we believe are some of the most important challenges.

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NIPS 2017 Workshop on Approximate Inference

This year we’re organizing the third NIPS workshop on approximate inference. It is together with Francisco Ruiz, Stephan Mandt, Cheng Zhang, and James Mclnerney—and alongside our amazing committee of Tamara Broderick, Michalis Titsias, David Blei, and Max Welling.
Call for papers below.
Note: We have a lot of funding for awards this year.

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ICML 2017 Workshop on Implicit Models

David Blei,
Ian Goodfellow,
Balaji Lakshminarayanan,
Shakir Mohamed,
Rajesh Ranganath,
and I are organizing a workshop at ICML this year, titled
“Implicit Models”.
Workshop URL: https://sites.google.com/view/implicitmodels/
Leveraging this recent and highly impactful topic, I’m personally
excited to see how we might foster discussion across communities.

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Big Learning: Algorithms, Systems, and Tools for Learning at Scale

We’re organizing a workshop at NIPS 2011. Submission are solicited for a two day workshop December 16-17 in Sierra Nevada, Spain. 
This workshop will address tools, algorithms, systems, hardware, and real-world problem domains related to large-scale machine learning (“Big Learning”).

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Upcoming data science events in Israel

My friend Assaf Araki is organizing the AI Week Nov 17-21 at Tel Aviv University. It is going to be the first national AI event with around 2000 participants. Dr. Ben Lorica, chief scientist of O’Reilly will be one of the speakers along with Prof. Amnon Shashua, CEO of MobileEye.Another interesting event is the AI Data Science Summit – May 21 in Jerusalem.

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SoCal ML Symposium

Julian McAuley and I are organizing the Southern California Machine Learning Symposium, on Friday November 18 at Caltech!http://dolcit.cms.caltech.edu/scmls/** CPF Deadline is October 4th!!The SoCal ML Symposium brings together students and faculty to promote machine learning in the Southern California region.

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