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DeepLearn 2019
Warsaw, Poland
July 22-26, 2019
Co-organized by:
Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences
IRDTA – Brussels/London
--- Early registration deadline: April 27, 2019 ---
DeepLearn 2019 will be a research training event with a global scope aiming at updating participants about the most recent advances in the critical and fast developing area of deep learning. This is a branch of artificial intelligence covering a spectrum of current exciting machine learning research and industrial innovation that provides more efficient algorithms to deal with large-scale data in neurosciences, computer vision, speech recognition, language processing, human-computer interaction, drug discovery, biomedical informatics, healthcare, recommender systems, learning theory, robotics, games, etc. Renowned academics and industry pioneers will lecture and share their views with the audience.
Most deep learning subareas will be displayed, and main challenges identified through 2 keynote lectures, 24 four-hour and a half courses, and 1 round table, which will tackle the most active and promising topics. The organizers are convinced that outstanding speakers will attract the brightest and most motivated students. Interaction will be a main component of the event.
An open session will give participants the opportunity to present their own work in progress in 5 minutes. Moreover, there will be two special sessions with industrial and recruitment profiles.
Master's students, PhD students, postdocs, and industry practitioners will be typical profiles of participants. However, there are no formal pre-requisites for attendance in terms of academic degrees. Since there will be a variety of levels, specific knowledge background may be assumed for some of the courses. Overall, DeepLearn 2019 is addressed to students, researchers and practitioners who want to keep themselves updated about recent developments and future trends. All will surely find it fruitful to listen and discuss with major researchers, industry leaders and innovators.
3 courses will run in parallel during the whole event. Participants will be able to freely choose the courses they wish to attend as well as to move from one to another.
DeepLearn 2019 will take place in Warsaw, whose historical Old Town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The venue will be:
Global Expo
Modlinska 6D
03-216 Warsaw
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: (to be completed)
Mark Gales (University of Cambridge), Use of Deep Learning in Non-native Spoken English Assessment
Mihaela van der Schaar (University of Cambridge), tba
PROFESSORS AND COURSES: (to be completed)
Christopher Bishop (Microsoft Research Cambridge), [introductory] Introduction to the Key Concepts and Techniques of Machine Learning
Aaron Courville (University of Montréal), [introductory/intermediate] Deep Generative Models
Issam El Naqa (University of Michigan), [introductory/intermediate] Deep Learning for Biomedicine
Sergei V. Gleyzer (University of Florida), [introductory/intermediate] Feature Extraction, End-end Deep Learning and Applications to Very Large Scientific Data: Rare Signal Extraction, Uncertainty Estimation and Realtime Machine Learning Applications in Software and Hardware
Vasant Honavar (Pennsylvania State University), [introductory/intermediate] Causal Models for Making Sense of Data
Qiang Ji (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), [introductory/intermediate] Probabilistic Deep Learning for Computer Vision
Tomas Mikolov (Facebook), [introductory] Using Neural Networks for Modeling and Representing Natural Languages (with Piotr Bojanowski and Armand Joulin)
Hermann Ney (RWTH Aachen University), [intermediate/advanced] Speech Recognition and Machine Translation: From Statistical Decision Theory to Machine Learning and Deep Neural Networks
Jose C. Principe (University of Florida), [intermediate/advanced] Cognitive Architectures for Object Recognition in Video
Fabio Roli (University of Cagliari), [introductory/intermediate] Adversarial Machine Learning
Björn Schuller (Imperial College London), [introductory/intermediate] Deep Learning for Intelligent Signal Processing
Alex Smola (Amazon), [introductory] Dive into Deep Learning
Sargur Srihari (University at Buffalo), [intermediate/advanced] Explainable Artificial Intelligence
Ponnuthurai N Suganthan (Nanyang Technological University), [introductory/intermediate] Learning Algorithms for Classification, Forecasting and Visual Tracking
Johan Suykens (KU Leuven), [introductory/intermediate] Deep Learning, Neural Networks and Kernel Machines
Bertrand Thirion (INRIA), [introductory] Understanding the Brain with Machine Learning
Gaël Varoquaux (INRIA), [intermediate] Representation Learning in Limited Data Settings
René Vidal (Johns Hopkins University), [intermediate/advanced] Mathematics of Deep Learning
Haixun Wang (WeWork), [intermediate] Abstractions, Concepts, and Machine Learning
Xiaowei Xu (University of Arkansas, Little Rock), [introductory/advanced] Multi-resolution Models for Learning Multilevel Abstract Representations of Text
Ming-Hsuan Yang (University of California, Merced), [intermediate/advanced] Learning to Track Objects
Zhongfei Zhang (Binghamton University), [introductory/advanced] Knowledge Discovery from Complex Data with Deep Learning
An open session will collect 5-minute voluntary presentations of work in progress by participants. They should submit a half-page abstract containing title, authors, and summary of the research to david@irdta.eu by July 14, 2019.
A session will be devoted to 10-minute demonstrations of practical applications of deep learning in industry. Companies interested in contributing are welcome to submit a 1-page abstract containing the program of the demonstration and the logistics needed. At least one of the people participating in the demonstration must register for the event. Expressions of interest have to be submitted to david@irdta.eu by July 14, 2019.
Firms searching for personnel well skilled in deep learning will have a space reserved for one-to-one contacts. It is recommended to produce a 1-page .pdf leaflet with a brief description of the company and the profiles looked for, to be circulated among the participants prior to the event. At least one of the people in charge of the search must register for the event. Expressions of interest have to be submitted to david@irdta.eu by July 14, 2019.
Łukasz Kobyliński (Warsaw, co-chair)
Sara Morales (Brussels)
Manuel J. Parra-Royón (Granada)
David Silva (London, co-chair)
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The selection of up to 8 courses requested in the registration template is only tentative and non-binding. For the sake of organization, it will be helpful to have an estimation of the respective demand for each course. During the event, participants will be free to attend the courses they wish.
Since the capacity of the venue is limited, registration requests will be processed on a first come first served basis. The registration period will be closed and the on-line registration facility disabled when the capacity of the venue is exhausted. It is highly recommended to register prior to the event.
Fees comprise access to all courses and lunches. There are several early registration deadlines. Fees depend on the registration deadline.
Accommodation can be booked at
A certificate of successful participation in the event will be delivered indicating the number of hours of lectures.
Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences
Institute for Research Development, Training and Advice (IRDTA) – Brussels/London