Machine Learning Summer School 2011 in Bordeaux

Machine Learning Summer School 2011, Bordeaux, France. September 4-17, 2011

Deadline for application: * April 15, 2011 *

The 18th Machine Learning Summer School will be held near Bordeaux, France, from September 4 to September 17 2011. This edition is co-organized by INRIA and PASCAL.

The school will provide tutorials and practical sessions on basic and advanced topics of machine learning by leading researchers in the field. The summer school is intended for students, young researchers and industry practitioners with an interest in machine learning and a strong mathematical background.

The school will address the following topics: Learning theory, Bayesian inference, Monte Carlo methods, Sparse methods, reinforcement learning, robot learning, boosting, kernel methods, Bayesian nonparametrics, convex optimization and graphical models.

Confirmed speakers:
– Nicolò Cesa-Bianchi (University of Milan)
– Arnaud Doucet (University of British Columbia)
– Peter Green (University of Bristol)
– Rémi Gribonval (INRIA Rennes)
– Rémi Munos (INRIA Lille)
– Jan Peters (MPI for Biological Cybernetics)
– Robert Schapire (Princeton)
– Bernhard Schölkopf (MPI for Biological Cybernetics)
– Yee Whye Teh (University College London)
– Lieven Vandenberghe (UC Los Angeles)
– Martin Wainwright (UC Berkeley)

The application process is now open at the following address (DL: *April 15, 2011*)

The organizing committee:
François Caron, Manuel Davy, Pierre Del Moral, Pierrick Legrand, Manuel Lopes, and Rémi Munos