Machine Learning Summer School/Workshop 2009
University of Chicago

Mikhail Belkin, Ohio State University
Partha Niyogi, University of Chicago
Steve Smale, TTI-C

Supported by NSF

Website is maintained by Kaushik Sinha
Please note: Videos of the talks are now available.

The theme of this year's summer school is Theory and Practice of Computational Learning, to be held in conjunction with a research workshop on the same topic, during the period June 1-11, 2009 at International House, University of Chicago. The program will consist of a mixture of tutorial lectures and research talks. 3-4 hours of tutorial lectures will be held in the morning, and the reserarch talks in the afternoon.

Confirmed tutorials

Active Learning -- Rui Castro, Columbia Univ; Rob Nowak, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
Theory and Applications of Boosting -- Rob Schapire, Princeton University
Compressed Sensing and Sparse representations -- Emmanuel Candes, Caltech
Computational Learning Theory -- Sanjoy Dasgupta, UCSD
Graphical Models and Applications -- Yair Weiss, Hebrew University
Kernel Methods and Support Vector Machines -- John Shawe-Taylor, UCL
Manifold Methods -- Misha Belkin, Ohio State Univ; Partha Niyogi, University of Chicago
Semi-supervised Learning -- Jerry Zhu, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Statistical Machine Learning -- Vladimir Koltchinskii, Georgia Institute of Technology
more tutorials are coming

Summer School / Workshop Topics

Kernel Methods and Support Vector Machines
Semi-supervised and Active Learning
Boosting and Ensemble methods
Compressed Sensing and Sparse representations
Manifold Methods and Geometry of Point Clouds
Graphical Models
Machine Learning in Computer Vision, Speech, Text and Natural Language Processing
Learning in Neuroscience and Human Computer Interaction

Student poster presentations

Students and other participants will have an opportunity to present their work in one or more poster sessions.

TTI Activity Center and Reception

Each morning of the conference there will be a designated activity center, located in the new TTI building floors 4-5. The setting is almost luxurious with access between the 2 floors by bridges over a central atrium. The period will be approximately 8-12 am, in parallel with the tutorials. Some breakfast, refreshments and, of course, coffee, will be provided in the lounges and the cafe. Speakers and participants who do not attend the tutorials will be will be able to have informal discussions. Small seminars could be improvised. Several personal computers for e-mail and web browsing will be available.

A reception for all participants is planned at TTI for Monday, June 1, 5pm - 7pm.

Summer School Tutorial/ Workshop Speakers