[Corpora-List] 2nd Call for Participation: LxMLS 2016 - 6th Lisbon Machine Learning School

ricardo.ribeiro at inesc.pt ricardo.ribeiro at inesc.pt
Wed Mar 30 18:01:00 CEST 2016

============================================================== Call for Participation 6th Lisbon Machine Learning School ==============================================================

We invite everyone interested in Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing to attend the 6th Lisbon Machine Learning School - LxMLS 2016.

Important Dates ---------------

* Application Deadline: April 15, 2016

* Decision: May 20, 2016

* Early Registration: June 20, 2016

* Summer School: July 21-28, 2016

Topics and Intended Audience ---------------

The school will cover a range of Machine Learning (ML) topics, from theory to practice, that are important in solving Natural Language Processing (NLP) problems that arise in the analysis and use of Web data.

Our target audience is:

* Researchers and graduate students in the fields of NLP and Computational Linguistics;

* Computer scientists who have interests in statistics and machine learning;

* Industry practitioners who desire a more in depth understanding of these subjects.

Features of LxMLS:

* No deep previous knowledge of ML or NLP is required, but the attendants are assumed to have at least some basic background on probabilities and programming;

* Recommended reading will be provided in advance;

* Includes a strong practical component;

* A day zero is scheduled to review basic concepts and introduce the necessary tools for implementation exercises;

* Days will be divided into tutorials and practical sessions (view schedule);

* Both basic (e.g linear classifiers) and advanced topics (e.g. deep learning) will be covered;

* Instructors are leading researchers in machine learning.

List of Confirmed Speakers ---------------

LUIS PEDRO COELHO European Molecular Biology Laboratory | Germany MÁRIO FIGUEIREDO Instituto de Telecomunicações and University of Lisbon | Portugal STEFAN RIEZLER Institut für Computerlinguistik, Universität Heidelberg | Germany ANDREAS VLACHOS University of Sheffield | UK NOAH SMITH University of Washington | USA PHILIPP KOEHN Johns Hopkins University | USA XAVIER CARRERAS Xerox Research Center Europe | France SLAV PETROV Google Inc. | USA CHRIS DYER Carnegie Mellon University | USA ORIOL VINYALS Google Brain | USA PHIL BLUNSOM University of Oxford and Google Deep Mind | UK ANTOINE BORDES Facebook AI Research | USA

Please visit our webpage for up to date information: http://lxmls.it.pt/2016.

To apply, please fill the form in https://lxmls.wufoo.com/forms/application-form/. Any questions should be directed to: lxmls-2016 at lx.it.pt.

We are looking forward to your participation!

-- The organizers of LxMLS'2016.

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