ICML 2019 Sponsors
We gratefully acknowledge the following sponsors of ICML 2019, whose exceptional generosity has ensured the continued success of the conference, particularly in making it possible for students to attend and present their research. Thank you for your kind support.
Giving people the power to share and connect requires constant innovation. At Facebook, research permeates everything we do. Working on cutting edge research with a practical focus, we push product boundaries every day. At the same time, we publish papers, give talks, and collaborate broadly with the academic community.
Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. The world's brightest technology minds come to Amazon.com to research and develop technology that improves the lives of shoppers, sellers and developers. From Alexa and AmazonGo to AWS and Prime Air, Amazon is expanding research and the need for talent. For more information about Research at Amazon, visit: amazon.jobs/ICML. Contact info: ICML2019@amazon.com
Graphcore has created a completely new processor, the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU), specifically designed for machine intelligence. The IPU’s unique architecture means developers can run current machine learning models orders of magnitude faster. More importantly, it lets AI researchers undertake entirely new types of work, not possible using current technologies, to drive the next great breakthroughs in general machine intelligence. We believe our IPU technology will become the worldwide standard for machine intelligence compute. The performance of Graphcore’s IPU is going to be transformative across all industries and sectors, whether you are a medical researcher, roboticist or autonomous car manufacturer.
Our mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful, and AI is enabling us to do that in incredible new ways - solving problems for our users, our customers, and the world. AI makes it easier for you to do things every day, whether it’s searching for photos of people you love, breaking down language barriers, or helping you get things done with your own personal digital assistant. But it’s also providing us with new ways of looking at old problems and helping transform how we work and live, and we think the biggest impact will come when everyone can access it.
Petuum provides innovative industry solutions with the most advanced artificial intelligence methodologies that have been out of reach for most businesses. Our products solve complex real-world challenges that traditional techniques have failed to solve in a simple, cost-effective manner. These are operationalized by world-class AI experts and deep subject matter specialists, on the Petuum AI Symphony platform, which delivers distributed computing and parallelized data processing as well as machine learning and deep learning workflows, at scale in every environment.
DeepMind is the world leader in artificial intelligence research and its application for positive impact. We’re on a scientific mission to push the boundaries of AI, developing programs that can learn to solve any complex problem without needing to be taught how. If we’re successful, we believe this will be one of the most important and widely beneficial scientific advances ever made, increasing our capacity to understand the mysteries of the universe and to tackle some of our most pressing real-world challenges. From climate change to the need for radically improved healthcare, too many problems suffer from painfully slow progress, their complexity overwhelming our ability to find solutions. With AI as a multiplier for human ingenuity, those solutions will come into reach.
In addition to helping you get from point A to point B, we're working to bring the future closer with self-driving technology and urban air transport, helping people order food quickly and affordably, removing barriers to healthcare, creating new freight-booking solutions, and helping companies provide a seamless employee travel experience.
The Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence, founded in early 2017, deploys cutting-edge AI technologies to generate real-world impact across Bosch products and services. The center’s goal is to achieve a leading position for Bosch in AI by attracting top talent, conducting differentiating research, and applying AI for the transformation of Bosch towards an AI-driven IoT company.
Voleon is a technology company that applies state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to real-world problems in finance. For more than a decade, we have led our industry and worked at the frontier of applying machine learning to investment management. We have become a multibillion dollar asset manager, and we have ambitious goals for the future.
Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with over 139 million memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
Microsoft Research is where leading scientists and engineers have the freedom and support to propel discovery and innovation. Here, they pursue and publish curiosity-driven research in a range of scientific and technical disciplines that can be translated into products. With access to vast computing power, global multi-disciplinary teams tackle complex problems that drive breakthrough technologies and improve lives.
At J.P. Morgan, technology is at the core of everything we do to & is the foundation of our exceptional client & employee experience. We have 50,000 professionals that collaborate to design, build, & deploy cutting edge solutions. We hired ~300 people for Machine Learning, AI, & Data Science roles last year & we're looking for more who want to solve big data science problems and change the world.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is Korea-based company principally engaged in the manufacture and distribution of electronic products. The Device Solutions (DS) Segment is mainly engaged in the manufacture of semiconductor and display parts, including dynamic random access memories (DRAMs), flashes, thin film transistor-liquid crystal displays (TFT-LCDs) and others.
Salesforce Research advances state-of-the-art AI techniques, developing models and prototypes that pave the path for innovative products at Salesforce. We tackle real-world problems in areas such as image recognition and natural language processing from Salesforce's enterprise customers by harnessing the latest deep learning techniques.
IBM Research has been exploring artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies and techniques for decades. We believe AI will transform the world in dramatic ways in the coming years – and we’re advancing the field through our portfolio of research focused on three areas: Advancing AI, Scaling AI, and Trusting AI.
Citadel is a leading investor in the world’s financial markets. For over a quarter of a century, we have sought to deliver industry-leading investment returns to clients including corporate pensions, endowments, foundations, public institutions, and sovereign wealth funds.
Citadel Securities is a leading global market maker, delivering a broad array of fixed income and equity products to banks, broker-dealers, government agencies, corporations, insurers, and sovereign wealth funds.
Scale AI's mission is to accelerate the development of AI by democratizing access to intelligent data. Our suite of managed labeling services such as Sensor Fusion (For LiDAR and RADAR Annotation), 2D Box Annotation, 3D Cuboid Annotation, Semantic Segmentation, and Categorization combine manual labeling with best in class tools and machine driven checks to yield highly accurate training data.
Insilico Medicine, Inc. is the AI-powered R&D company developing a comprehensive drug discovery engine, which utilizes millions of samples and multiple data types to discover signatures of diseases and identify the most promising targets for billions of molecules that already exist or can be generated de novo with the desired set of parameters.
SigOpt was founded to empower the world’s experts with experiment management and model optimization solutions that augment, accelerate and amplify the model development process. From hyperparameter optimization to model reproducibility, customers across finance, trading, government, technology, and AI services use SigOpt to build world-class machine learning, deep learning and simulation models.
QuantumBlack, a McKinsey Company, helps companies use data to drive decisions. We combine business experience, expertise in large-scale data analysis and visualisation, and advanced software engineering know-how to deliver results. From aerospace to finance to Formula 1, we help companies prototype, develop, and deploy bespoke data science and data visualisation solutions to make better decision.
We're a proprietary trading firm and leading market maker, active on 100+ exchanges around the world. Founded in Amsterdam in 1989, IMC was among the first to value the importance of technology and innovation in the evolution of trading. As we invested we grew, from 2 to more than 500. Today we operate globally – across time zones and continents.
Alegion provides ground truth training data for machine learning initiatives. We offer a white glove level of service at massive scale, combining a data and task management software platform with a global pool of trained data specialists. We entirely offload clients’ training data preparation, human-scored model testing and human-in-the-loop exception handling.
Tencent AI Lab is a leading research and application lab of Tencent. Founded in 2016, backed by 70 world-class scientists and 300 experienced engineers, AI Lab aims at continuous improvement of AI's capabilities in understanding, decision-making and creativity. Its research focuses are ML, CV, ASR and NLP. Its application focuses are content, game, social and platform AI.
Preferred Networks (PFN) is a Tokyo-based startup that applies deep learning to industry. PFN develops Chainer, a deep learning framework. PFN works with Toyota Motor for autonomous driving, FANUC for manufacturing robots, and National Cancer Center Japan for healthcare. Recently we unveiled a personal robot system by exhibiting autonomous tidying-up robots. A subsidiary is located in California.
Jane Street is a quantitative trading firm with a unique focus on technology, a scientific approach, and a deep understanding of markets to guide our business. We are a global liquidity provider and market maker, operating around the clock and around the globe, employing nearly 900 people in our offices in New York, London, Hong Kong and Amsterdam.
Yandex is one of the largest internet companies in Europe, operating Russia’s most popular search engine. We provide user-centric products and services based on the latest innovations in information retrieval, machine learning and machine intelligence to a worldwide customer audience on all digital platforms and devices.
Since its founding in Tokyo in 1915, Yokogawa has contributed to the development of a wide range of industries including oil, gas, chemicals, power, and iron & steel, and has established a global reputation as a leader in the control field. Yokogawa delivers comprehensive solutions that make use of machine learning and AI, and creates sustainable value through co-innovation with its customers.
Sberbank is a powerful innovative bank which is rapidly becoming one of the major digital financial institutions. Sberbank is an international bank in the top 20 in terms of capitalization with offices in Switzerland, Austria, England, Turkey and a number of European countries. We are actively using artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to empower our products and services.
Founded in 2002, Wayfair has been growing 40% each year, building a catalog of 10M+ products and developing 5 proprietary brands to cater to every home, style, and budget. This growth is made possible by our data science, operations research, and analytics teams who use a combination of machine learning, statistics, and business acumen to create data driven insights to guide business decisions.
Ouster is a leading provider of LIDAR and related robotics technology dedicated to bringing 3D sensing to the masses. We sell the OS-1 and OS-2 LIDAR sensors which are the most capable, powerful, and affordable sensors on the market. We focus on practical, scalable engineering, and pride ourselves on shipping products, not promises.
SK Telecom is Korea’s largest telecom company with more than 29 million mobile subscribers and actively developing powerful platforms (Lifestyle Enhancement, Media and IoT) aimed at delivering optimal value to customers. AI Research Center and research group 'T-Brain' is focused on advancing fundamental AI research while also producing practical applications on SKT’s own data and service platform.
Obsidian Security is a cybersecurity startup in Newport Beach, CA building an identity-centric security platform. Our data infrastructure improves our clients' ability to quickly detect and mitigate insider threats, compromised credentials, and malicious behavior post login. We are growing fast and want to hire talented data scientists across many sub-fields of data science (PhDs preferred).
Wolfram Research's family of cloud and desktop products (including Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha) are built on the Wolfram Language. The Wolfram Language is a symbolic computational communication language with expansive built-in knowledge, expert-contributed datasets and neural net models with a vast web of algorithms for AI, computer vision, machine learning and more.
Point72 is a global asset management firm led by Steven Cohen that uses Discretionary Long/Short, Macro, and Systematic strategies to invest in eight offices across the globe. We look for people who want to build a career with us – people who want to innovate, experiment, and be the best at what they do – while adhering to the highest ethical standards.
The Visual Computing Center at KAUST possesses top expertise and performs Fundamental & Application-oriented Research in a variety of areas of Visual Computing. There is a strong focus on novel applications with a high potential for the advancement of science and technology. The Center provides a unique interactive environment that cultivates multidisciplinary collaborations among KAUST Researcher
Home to numerous world-class research labs, Montréal houses the largest academic concentration of AI professionals in the world with over 300 researchers and doctoral students in AI related fields. Montréal is definitely THE place to be, with its exploding startup ecosystem, the establishment of AI giants and the unique collaboration of professors and industry leaders.
SK hynix is 2nd largest memory chip maker and ranked 3rd in the global semiconductor market. We provide the best products and to develop the most advanced solutions which lead this digital world. SK Hynix is aiming for the ‘world’s best memory semiconductor solution company’ as a leader in the global ICT industry by maximizing its business competence and diversifying the business portfolio.
As part of The Walt Disney Company, Disney Research builds upon a rich legacy of innovation and technology leadership in the entertainment industry that continues to this day. Our research covers a broad range of exciting and challenging applications that are experienced daily by millions of people around the world.
Level 5 is Lyft's self-driving division. We’re working toward building the leading self-driving system for ridesharing, because we believe in a future where self-driving cars make transportation safer and more accessible for everyone. With fewer cars on the road and less pollution in the air, we can reshape cities around people, not cars.
Ant Financial is a technology company that brings inclusive financial services to the world. It was officially founded in October 2014, originated from Alipay founded in 2004. Ant Financial is dedicated to bringing the world more equal opportunities through building a technology-driven open ecosystem and working with other financial institutions to support the future financial needs of society
VinAI Research is a newly established research lab located in the heart of Hanoi, Vietnam. Funded by VinGroup, the largest enterprise in Vietnam by capitalization, our mission is to conduct high-impact research that pushes the knowledge frontier in AI, to deepen core AI expertise and to accelerate applications of AI in the South East Asia region.
Cylance develops AI/ML to deliver prevention-first, predictive security products. Cylance provides full spectrum predictive threat prevention and visibility across the enterprise to combat advanced cybersecurity attacks. Cylance ML models power prevention, threat hunting, and automated detection without increasing staff workload or costs.
Expedia is the world’s leading full-service online travel brands helping travelers easily plan and book travel from the widest selection of vacation packages, flights, hotels, rental cars, rail, cruises, activities, attractions, and services. Our scientists combine their passion for travel and expertise in ML and AI to solve some of the most complex computational problems in the travel domain.
Intel delivers a versatile mix of HW, enabling SW and optimizations for popular deep learning frameworks, and other tools to bring AI out of theory and into practice. Our wide-ranging HW for compute, acceleration, memory, storage, and interconnect delivers the right AI performance where it’s needed, from workstations to clouds to network edge and devices. This is AI on Intel.
Squarepoint is a systematic investment manager with deep functional expertise in Quantitative Research, Trading & Technology. We design and build our own cutting-edge systems, from high performance trading platforms to large scale data analysis and compute farms. With main offices in New York, London, Singapore & Montreal we emphasize true global collaboration by aligning our teams functionally.