June 6-7     Madison, WI

MMLS 2019

Midwest Machine Learning Symposium

Machine Learning Research in the Midwest



About our event

The Midwest ML Symposium aims to convene regional machine learning researchers for stimulating discussions and debates, to foster cross-institutional collaboration, and to showcase the collective talent of ML researchers at all career stages. [past events]


When: June 6-7, 2019

Where: Memorial Union@UW-Madsion [map it]

Contact: For any questions or concerns, please write to midwestml2019@gmail.com

Registration: closed

Accommodation: The registration deadline May 6th has passed, and no free housing is guaranteed.

Sponsors apply

The Midwest ML Symposium offers various opportunities of exposure. In addition to the satisfaction of supporting the regional Machine Learning community, you will be gratefully recognized in various media and materials and have the possibility to more closely engage with the participants.

Contact Information: Sponsors are encouraged to contact the Midwest ML Symposium organizing committee and to apply through the sponsorship application form. To discuss special requirements and to ask general questions regarding sponsorship of the Symposium, please contact us by email at: midwestml2019@gmail.com

2019 organizers

Dimitris Papailiopoulos (co-chair, UW-Madison), Yingyu Liang (co-chair, UW-Madison), Laura Balzano (UMich), Abhishek Gupta (OSU), Steve Hanneke (TTI-C), Niao He (UIUC).

Advisory board

Rob Nowak (chair, UW-Madison), Maxim Raginsky (UIUC), Laura Balzano (UMich), Mikhail Belkin (OSU), Avrim Blum (TTI-C), Rebecca Willett (UChicago), Nati Srebro (TTI-C), Po-Ling Loh (UW-Madison), Matus Telgarsky (UIUC), Mike Franklin (UChicago).


Plenary Speakers



Kristen Grauman

Kristen Grauman

University of Texas at Austin

Benjamin Recht

Benjamin Recht

University of California, Berkeley

Benjamin Van Roy

Benjamin Van Roy

Stanford University


Invited Speakers



Ceren Budak

Ceren Budak

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Jelena Diakonikolas

Jelena Diakonikolas

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Danai Koutra

Danai Koutra

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Sanmi Koyejo

Sanmi Koyejo

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dustin Mixon

Dustin Mixon

The Ohio State University

Jian Peng

Jian Peng

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Christopher Quinn

Christopher Quinn

Purdue University

Shivaram Venkataraman

Shivaram Venkataraman

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Zhaoran Wang

Zhaoran Wang

Northwestern University

Jenna Wiens

Jenna Wiens

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Catherine Qi Zhao

Catherine Qi Zhao

University of Minnesota


MMLS 2019 Call for Posters



We invite submissions of one page summary on all topics related to machine learning for the poster session to be held during the symposium.

Eligibility: We welcome abstracts from all members of machine learning community. There is no restriction on the eligibility for the poster presentation. However, only submissions with *first* author as an undergraduate or a graduate student will be considered for the Student Poster Award described below.

Submission guidelines: Submissions can be at most one page long, not including references. Do not include any supplementary files along with your submission. Posters based on papers previously published, or accepted for publication, etc. are permitted. The authors can add optional links to full papers/working papers/extended abstracts available in public domain such as arXiv, or open-source proceedings. However, please ensure that the abstracts are stand alone, as reviewers will not be required to review extra material.

Submission site: closed

Deadline for submission: May 6, 2019

Notification of accepted posters: May 16, 2019

Notification of finalists for student poster award: May 20, 2019

All accepted posters will be presented at MMLS June 6-7, 2019.

Poster size: The poster board is 4x4' and the poster should fit within, e.g., 48x36 inches.

Student Poster Award
We also have a Student Poster Award with rewards. There will be $1000 poster award for a maximum of three posters. All submissions with first authors as an undergraduate or a graduate student are eligible and will be automatically considered for the selection process. The selection process is as follows: A small number of eligible submissions with student authors will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be invited to give a short (3-5 min) spotlight presentation on the work. Judges will take into consideration the abstract, the poster, the spotlight presentation, as well as the presentation during the poster session in deciding the winners.


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