Organizers

John Langford
ICML President
Nina Balcan
General Chair

Maria-Florina Balcan is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Her main research interests are machine learning and theoretical computer science. Her honors include the CMU SCS Distinguished Dissertation Award, an NSF CAREER Award, a Microsoft Faculty Research Fellowship, a Sloan Research Fellowship, and several paper awards. She has served as a Program Committee Co-chair for COLT 2014, a Program Committee Co-chair for ICML 2016, and a board member of the International Machine Learning Society.

Marina Meila
Program Chairs
Tong Zhang
Program Chairs

Tong Zhang is a professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His research interests are machine learning, big data and their applications. He obtained a BA in Mathematics and Computer Science from Cornell University, and a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University. Before joining HKUST, Tong Zhang was a professor at Rutgers University, and worked previously at IBM, Yahoo as research scientists, Baidu as the director of Big Data Lab, and Tencent as the founding director of AI Lab. Tong Zhang was an ASA fellow and IMS fellow, and has served as the chair or area-chair in major machine learning conferences such as NIPS, ICML, and COLT, and has served as associate editors in top machine learning journals such as PAMI, JMLR, and Machine Learning Journal.

Jun Zhu
Workshop Chairs
Raman Arora
Workshop Chairs

Raman Arora received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005 and 2009, respectively. From 2009-2011, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Washington in Seattle and a Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Research Redmond. Since 2011, he has been with Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC). His research interests include machine learning, speech recognition and statistical signal processing.

Caroline Uhler
Tutorial Chairs

Caroline Uhler joined the MIT faculty in 2015 as the Henry L. and Grace Doherty assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society. She holds an MSc in mathematics, a BSc in biology, and an MEd in high school mathematics education from the University of Zurich. She obtained her PhD in statistics, with a designated emphasis in computational and genomic biology, from the University of California, Berkeley. Before joining MIT, she spent a semester as a research fellow in the program on Theoretical Foundations of Big Data Analysis at the Simons Institute at UC Berkeley, postdoctoral positions at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications at the University of Minnesota and at ETH Zurich, and 3 years as an assistant professor at IST Austria. She is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute, a Sloan Research Fellow, and she received an NSF Career Award, a Sofja Kovalevskaja Award from the Humboldt Foundation and a START Award from the Austrian Science Foundation. Her research focuses on mathematical statistics and computational biology, in particular on graphical models and causal inference.

Quoc Le
Tutorial Chairs
Barbara Engelhardt
Diversity & Inclusion Chairs
Miro Dudik
Diversity & Inclusion Chairs
Avrim Blum
Sponsorship Chairs
Simon Lacoste-Julien
Sponsorship Chairs

Simon Lacoste-Julien is an associate professor at Mila and DIRO from Université de Montréal, and Canada CIFAR AI Chair holder. He also heads part time the SAIT AI Lab Montreal from Samsung. His research interests are machine learning and applied math, with applications in related fields like computer vision and natural language processing. He obtained a B.Sc. in math., physics and computer science from McGill, a PhD in computer science from UC Berkeley and a post-doc from the University of Cambridge. He spent a few years as a research faculty at INRIA and École normale supérieure in Paris before coming back to his roots in Montreal in 2016 to answer the call from Yoshua Bengio in growing the Montreal AI ecosystem.

Adam White
Social Chairs
Nika Haghtalab
Social Chairs
Olga Isupova
Social Chairs
Daniel Hsu
Publications Chairs
Yingyu Liang
Publications Chairs
Ameet Talwalkar
Communications Chairs
Stefanie Jegelka
Communications Chairs
Hanyu Zhang
Workflow Chairs
Xinwei Shen
Workflow Chairs
Sherry Xue
Workflow Chairs
Alice Zheng
Expo Chairs
Hsuan-Tien Lin
Expo Chairs
Hen Strobelt
Virtual Chairs
Marija Stanojevic
Virtual Chairs
Y-Lan Boureau
Virtual Chairs
Terri Auricchio
Executive Director
Brad Brockmeyer
Logistics and Conference Planning
Brian Nettleton
Logistics and Conference Planning
Lee Campbell
Logistics and Conference Planning

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Mary Ellen Perry
Logistics and Conference Planning
Max Wiesner
Logistics and Conference Planning