Georgia Tech Will Show Off Latest Research at AI’s ‘Hottest’ Conference

NeurIPS 2018 will be held in Montreal, Quebec and is one of the premier AI conferences around the world. Photo Credit: Tourism Quebec

It is uncommon to hear about a machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) conference selling out like Taylor Swift concert, but the Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) conference did just that.

The conference sold out in less than 12 minutes for its Dec. 2 - 8 gathering in Montreal, Quebec. As one of the biggest AI conferences in the world, tech companies like Google, Microsoft, and Facebook come to find new talent, while renowned researchers present their latest work.

A large number of Georgia Tech faculty and students will be among the throngs of attendees. With 26 papers by more than 23 Georgia Tech authors and several workshops to participate in, the Yellow Jackets are one of the leading contributors to the conference program.

Byron Boots and Dhruv Batra, assistant professors in the Machine Learning Center at Georgia Tech (ML@GT) and the School of Interactive Computing, are serving as area chairs.

“We are thrilled to be a top performing university at a conference of NeurIPS’ caliber. Our faculty and students continue to push boundaries and revolutionize our field, and it shows at events like this,” said Irfan Essa, ML@GT director.

As NeurIPS has increased in popularity since its first meeting in 1987, the conference receives thousands of submissions each year with a record high of 3,240 submissions in 2017. Over the years the content has shifted from examining biological and artificial neural networks and to focus more on AI, statistics, and machine learning.

Below is a list of Georgia Tech’s spotlight presentations, posters, and workshops being featured at NeurIPS next month.

 

Spotlights

Sampath Kannan, Jamie Morgenstern, Aaron Roth, Bo Waggoner, and Steven Wu

Shuang Li, Shuai Xiao, Shixiang Zhu, Nan Du, Yao Xie, Le Song

RUI GAO, Liyan Xie, Yao Xie, Huan Xu

Song Zhou, Swati Gupta, and Madeleine Udell

Xujie Si, Hanjun Dai, Mukund Raghothaman, Mayur Naik, and Le Song

Jun-Kun Wang and Jacob Abernethy

 

Posters

Wen Sun, Geoff Gordon, Byron Boots, and Drew Bagnell

Brandon Amos, Jake Sacks, Ivan Dario Jimenez, Byron Boots, and Zico Kolter

Hugh Samilbeni, Ching-An Cheng, Byron Boots, and Marc Deisenroth

Sid Srinivasan, Carlton Downey, and Byron Boots

Samira Samadi, Uthaipon Tantipongpipat, Mohit Singh, Jamie Morgenstern, and Santosh Vempala

Sampath Kannan, Jamie Morgenstern, Aaron Roth, Bo Waggoner, and Steven Wu

Shuang Li, Shuai Xiao, Shixiang Zhu, Nan Du, Yao Xie, Le Song

RUI GAO, Liyan Xie, Yao Xie, Huan Xu

Song Zhou, Swati Gupta, and Madeleine Udell

Nima Anari, Amin Saberi, Wolfgang Maass, Robert Legenstein, Christos Papadimitriou, and Santosh Vempala

Rachel Cummings, Sara Krehbiel, Kevin Lai, and Uthaipon (Tao) Tantipongpipat.

Rachel Cummings, Sara Krehbiel, Yajun Mei, Rui Tuo, and Wanrong Zhang

Ankush Mandal, He Jiang, Anshumali Shrivastava, and Vivek Sarkar

Sainandan Ramakrishnan, Aishwarya Agrawal, and Stefan Lee

Peter Anderson, Stephen Gould, and Mark Johnson

Weiyang Liu, Rongmei Lin, Zhen Liu, Lixin Liu, Zhiding Yu, Bo Dai, and Le Song

Bo Dai, Hanjun Dai, Niao He, Weiyang Liu, Zhen Liu, Jianshu Chen, Lin Xiao, and Le Song

Xujie Si, Hanjun Dai, Mukund Raghothaman, Mayur Naik, and Le Song

Harsh Shrivastava, Eugene Bart, Bob Price, Hanjun Dai, Bo Dai, Srinivas Aluru

Minshuo Chen, Lin Yang, Mengdi Wang, and Tuo Zhao

Tianyi Liu, Shiyang Li, Jianping Shi, Enlu Zhou, and Tuo Zhao

Lin Yang, Raman Arora, Vladimir Braverman, and Tuo Zhao

Ming Yu, Zhuoran Yang, Tuo Zhao, Mladen Kolar, and Zhaoran Wang

Weiyang Liu, Rongmei Lin, Zhen Liu, Lixin Liu, Zhiding Yu, Bo Dai, and Le Song

Jun-Kun Wang and Jacob Abernethy

Edward Choi, Cao Xiao, Walter F. Stewart, and Jimeng Sun

 

Workshops

  • Workshop on AI in Finance

Tucker Balch, School of Interactive Computing Professor and Associate Chair, is an invited speaker.

Georgia Tech organizers include Erik Wijmans, Samyak Datta, Stefan Lee, Peter Anderson, Dhruv Batra, and Devi Parikh.

Interactive Computing Ph.D. student Mustafa Mukadam is organizing the workshop. 

Contact: 

Allie McFadden

Communications Officer

allie.mcfadden@cc.gatech.edu