Organizers

Kamalika Chaudhuri
General Chair
Csaba Szepesvari
Program Chair
Le Song
Program Chair
Stefanie Jegelka
Program Chair
Maria Skoularidou
Accessibility Chair
Hanie Sedghi
Tutorial Chair

Hanie Sedghi is a senior research scientist at Google Research (Brain team), where she leads the “Deep Phenomena” team. Her approach is to bond theory and practice in large-scale machine learning by designing algorithms with theoretical guarantees that also work efficiently in practice. Over the recent years, she has been working on understanding and improving deep learning. Prior to Google, she was a research scientist at Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence and before that, a postdoctoral fellow at UC Irvine. She received her PhD from University of Southern California with a minor in mathematics in 2015.

Laurens van der Maaten
Tutorial Chair
András György
Workshop Chair
Manuel Gomez-Rodriguez
Workshop Chair

Manuel Gomez Rodriguez is a faculty at Max Planck Institute for Software Systems. Manuel develops human-centric machine learning models and algorithms for the analysis, modeling and control of social, information and networked systems. He has received several recognitions for his research, including an outstanding paper award at NeurIPS’13 and a best research paper honorable mention at KDD’10 and WWW’17. He has served as track chair for FAT* 2020 and as area chair for every major conference in machine learning, data mining and the Web. Manuel has co-authored over 50 publications in top-tier conferences (NeurIPS, ICML, WWW, KDD, WSDM, AAAI) and journals (PNAS, Nature Communications, JMLR, PLOS Computational Biology). Manuel holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Carlos III University, a MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and has received postdoctoral training at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems.

Venkatesh Saligrama
Workshop Chair
Virginia Smith
Workshop Chair

Virginia Smith is an assistant professor in the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University.

Barbara Engelhardt
Diversity & Inclusion Chair
Miroslav Dudik
Diversity & Inclusion Chair

Miroslav Dudík is a Senior Principal Researcher in machine learning at Microsoft Research, NYC. His research focuses on combining theoretical and applied aspects of machine learning, statistics, convex optimization, and algorithms. Most recently he has worked on contextual bandits, reinforcement learning, and algorithmic fairness. He received his PhD from Princeton in 2007. He is a co-creator of the Fairlearn toolkit for assessing and improving the fairness of machine learning models and of the Maxent package for modeling species distributions, which is used by biologists around the world to design national parks, model the impacts of climate change, and discover new species.

David Alvarez-Melis
Associate Chair

I am currently a senior researcher at Microsoft Research New England. Starting in 2023, I will be joining Harvard University as an assistant professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics.

Horia Mania
Associate Chair

Horia is a postdoctoral associate at MIT, in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems. He completed his PhD studies at UC Berkeley under the guidance of Michael I. Jordan and Benjamin Recht, and prior to that he obtained a BA in mathematics from Princeton University. Horia is the winner of the 2021 Eli Jury award for contributions to control theory. Horia is broadly interested in machine learning and its connections to statistics, optimization, and control theory.

Johannes Kirschner
Associate Chair

Johannes Kirschner is a postdoc fellow with Csaba Szepesvari at the University of Alberta. His research is focused on algorithms for reinforcement learning, experimental design and data-driven decision making. Johannes' research interests span theoretical foundations to real-world applications. He is supported by an "Early Postdoc Mobility fellowship" of the Swiss National Foundation. Before joining the University of Alberta, Johannes obtained his PhD at ETH Zurich.

Alex Ayoub
Workflow Chair
Sungsoo Ahn
Workflow Chair
Zhenyu (Sherry) Xue
Workflow Chair
Arindam Banerjee
Financial Chair

Arindam Banerjee is a Founder Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. His research interests are in machine learning. His current research focuses on computational and statistical aspects of over-parameterized models including deep learning, spatial and temporal data analysis, generative models, and sequential decision making problems. His work also focuses on applications of machine learning in complex real-world and scientific domains including problems in climate science and ecology. He has won several awards, including the NSF CAREER award, the IBM Faculty Award, and six best paper awards in top-tier venues.

Petar Veličković
Financial Chair
Rose Yu
Financial Chair
Jakob Foerster
Communications Chair

Jakob Foerster started as an Associate Professor at the department of engineering science at the University of Oxford in the fall of 2021. During his PhD at Oxford he helped bring deep multi-agent reinforcement learning to the forefront of AI research and interned at Google Brain, OpenAI, and DeepMind. After his PhD he worked as a research scientist at Facebook AI Research in California, where he continued doing foundational work. He was the lead organizer of the first Emergent Communication workshop at NeurIPS in 2017, which he has helped organize ever since and was awarded a prestigious CIFAR AI chair in 2019. His past work addresses how AI agents can learn to cooperate and communicate with other agents, most recently he has been developing and addressing the zero-shot coordination problem setting, a crucial step towards human-AI coordination.

Makoto Yamada
Communications Chair
Hendrik Strobelt
Social Chair

Currently, I am working as a Researcher in Information Visualisation, Visual Analytics, and Machine Learning at IBM Research AI in Cambridge, MA. I am interested in Visualization of large data sets of unstructured/semi-structured data, biological data, and neural network models. I enjoy advising students and enable them to do great work.

I try to be a good citizen in the community by reviewing regularly (InfoVis 2010-2018, BioVis 2012/13, CHI 2011/2014/2017-18, VAST 2010-2018, EuroVis,...), participating in InfoVis PC 2017-19, the VIS OC 2017-19, the BioVis 2013 OC and PC, and other committees. I had the honor to attend three great and motivating Dagstuhl seminars on InfoVis, BioVis, and Progressive Data Science. Oh, and I like to give talks from time to time.

Olga Isupova
Social Chair
Gang Niu
Publications Chair

Gang Niu is currently an indefinite-term research scientist at RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project.

Sivan Sabato
Publications Chair