3rd Lisbon Machine Learning School

Date: July 24-31, 2013
Place: Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa
Website: http://lxmls.it.pt/2013/

Sponsors: Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Instituto de Telecomunicações, INESC ID, Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, Google, Amazon.com, Priberam, Beta-í

LxMLS 2013 will take place July 24-31 at Instituto Superior Técnico, a leading Engineering and Science school in Portugal. It is organized jointly by IST, the Instituto de Telecomunicações and the Spoken Language Systems Lab – L2F of INESC-ID. Click here for information about past editions (LxMLS 2011, LxMLS 2012) and to watch the videos of the lectures (2011, 2012).

In the third edition, the topic of the school is Learning With Big Data.

The school covers a range of machine learning (ML) Topics, from theory to practice, that are important in solving natural language processing (NLP) problems that arise in the analysis and use of Web data.

The target audience is:

  • Researchers and graduate students in the fields of NLP and Computational Linguistics;
  • Computer scientists who have interests in statistics and machine learning;
  • Industry practitioners who desire a more in depth understanding of these subjects.

Features of LxMLS:

  • No deep previous knowledge of ML or NLP is assumed;
  • Recommended reading is provided in advance;
  • Includes a strong practical component;
  • A day zero is scheduled to review basic concepts and introduce the necessary tools for implementation exercises;
  • Days will be divided into tutorials and practical sessions (view schedule);
  • Both basic and advanced topics are covered;
  • Instructors are leading researchers in machine learning.

Download the LxMLS 2013 poster here.

Speakers

Lecturers
Luis Pedro Coelho, Institute for Molecular Medicine | Portugal
Mário Figueiredo, Instituto de Telecomunicações and Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa | Portugal
Koby Crammer, Technion, Israel Institute of Technogly | Israel
Slav Petrov, Google Inc. | USA
Noah Smith, Carnegie Mellon University | USA
Xavier Carreras, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya | Spain
Chris Dyer, Carnegie Mellon University | USA
Miles Osborne, University of Edinburgh | UK
Kevin Knight, University of Southern California | USA
Sebastian Riedel, University College London | UK
Stefan Riezler, University of Heidelberg | Germany

Lab Instructors:
João Graça, FlashGroup | Portugal and Inesc-Id - L2F | Portugal
André Martins, Carnegie Mellon University | USA and Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa | Portugal
Miguel Almeida, Instituto de Telecomunicações | Portugal
Luis Pedro Coelho, Institute for Molecular Medicine | Portugal