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Southern California Machine Learning Symposium

Title: Southern California Machine Learning Symposium
Event Date: 5/20/2016 - 5/20/2016

UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom A,B, and C


This event has reached capacity. No further registrations are being accepted.


9 am - noon: Theory, Foundations, and Statistics

  • 8:55-9:00: Introductions (Padhraic Smyth)
  • 9:00-9:45: Sanjoy Das Gupta (UC San Diego): Algorithms for Interactive Learning.
  • 9:45-10:30: Michael Jordan (UC Berkeley): Computational Thinking, Inferential Thinking, and Data Science.
  • 10:30-10:45: Coffee Break
  • 10:45-11:30 Tomaso Poggio (MIT): Some Theorems on Hierarchical Learning Machines.
  • 11:30-12:15: Vladimir Vapnik (Columbia University and Facebook): Intelligent Mechanisms of Learning.
  • 12:15-1:30:  Lunch and Posters

1:30 pm - 5 pm: Applications

  • 1:25-1:30: Introductions (Alex Ihler)
  • 1:30-2:15 Anima Anandkumar (UCI): Tensor Methods for Large-Scale Machine Learning.
  • 2:15-3:00: Fei Sha UCLA: Can Shallow Random Features be as Effective as Deep Learning Features?
  • 3:00-3:45: Kevin Murphy (Google): Beyond a Bag of Labels: Towards Deep Visual Scene Analysis.
  • 3:45-4:00 Coffee Break
  • 4:00-4:45 Pietro Perona (Caltech): Visipedia: A Network of Machines, Data and People for Discovering, Organizing and Accessing Visual Information.
  • 4:45-5:30: Pierre Baldi (UCI): Deep Learning in the Natural Sciences.

Reception 5:30-8 PM: Wine and Cheese, Music, Posters



UCI Data Science Initiative
UCI Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics
UCI Center for Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems
Calit2 Irvine


Parking is available in the nearby Student Center Parking Structure