ICML 2016 & Research at Google

June 20, 2016

Posted by Afshin Rostamizadeh, Research Scientist

This week, New York hosts the 2016 International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2016), a premier annual Machine Learning event supported by the International Machine Learning Society (IMLS). Machine Learning is a key focus area at Google, with highly active research groups exploring virtually all aspects of the field, including deep learning and more classical algorithms.

We work on an extremely wide variety of machine learning problems that arise from a broad range of applications at Google. One particularly important setting is that of large-scale learning, where we utilize scalable tools and architectures to build machine learning systems that work with large volumes of data that often preclude the use of standard single-machine training algorithms. In doing so, we are able to solve deep scientific problems and engineering challenges, exploring theory as well as application, in areas of language, speech, translation, music, visual processing and more.

As Gold Sponsor, Google has a strong presence at ICML 2016 with many Googlers publishing their research and hosting workshops. If you’re attending, we hope you’ll visit the Google booth and talk with our researchers to learn more about the exciting work, creativity and fun that goes into solving interesting ML problems that impact millions of people. You can also learn more about our research being presented at ICML 2016 in the list below (Googlers highlighted in blue).

ICML 2016 Organizing Committee
Area Chairs include: Corinna Cortes, John Blitzer, Maya Gupta, Moritz Hardt, Samy Bengio

Board Members include: Corinna Cortes

Accepted Papers
ADIOS: Architectures Deep In Output Space
Moustapha Cisse, Maruan Al-Shedivat, Samy Bengio

Associative Long Short-Term Memory
Ivo Danihelka (Google DeepMind), Greg Wayne (Google DeepMind), Benigno Uria (Google DeepMind), Nal Kalchbrenner (Google DeepMind), Alex Graves (Google DeepMind)

Asynchronous Methods for Deep Reinforcement Learning
Volodymyr Mnih (Google DeepMind), Adria Puigdomenech Badia (Google DeepMind), Mehdi Mirza, Alex Graves (Google DeepMind), Timothy Lillicrap (Google DeepMind), Tim Harley (Google DeepMind), David Silver (Google DeepMind), Koray Kavukcuoglu (Google DeepMind)

Binary embeddings with structured hashed projections
Anna Choromanska, Krzysztof Choromanski, Mariusz Bojarski, Tony Jebara, Sanjiv Kumar, Yann LeCun

Discrete Distribution Estimation Under Local Privacy
Peter Kairouz, Keith Bonawitz, Daniel Ramage

Dueling Network Architectures for Deep Reinforcement Learning (Best Paper Award recipient)
Ziyu Wang (Google DeepMind), Nando de Freitas (Google DeepMind), Tom Schaul (Google DeepMind), Matteo Hessel (Google DeepMind), Hado van Hasselt (Google DeepMind), Marc Lanctot (Google DeepMind)

Exploiting Cyclic Symmetry in Convolutional Neural Networks
Sander Dieleman (Google DeepMind), Jeffrey De Fauw (Google DeepMind), Koray Kavukcuoglu (Google DeepMind)

Fast Constrained Submodular Maximization: Personalized Data Summarization
Baharan Mirzasoleiman, Ashwinkumar Badanidiyuru, Amin Karbasi

Greedy Column Subset Selection: New Bounds and Distributed Algorithms
Jason Altschuler, Aditya Bhaskara, Gang Fu, Vahab Mirrokni, Afshin Rostamizadeh, Morteza Zadimoghaddam

Horizontally Scalable Submodular Maximization
Mario Lucic, Olivier Bachem, Morteza Zadimoghaddam, Andreas Krause

Continuous Deep Q-Learning with Model-based Acceleration
Shixiang Gu, Timothy Lillicrap (Google DeepMind), Ilya Sutskever, Sergey Levine

Meta-Learning with Memory-Augmented Neural Networks
Adam Santoro (Google DeepMind), Sergey Bartunov, Matthew Botvinick (Google DeepMind), Daan Wierstra (Google DeepMind), Timothy Lillicrap (Google DeepMind)

One-Shot Generalization in Deep Generative Models
Danilo Rezende (Google DeepMind), Shakir Mohamed (Google DeepMind), Daan Wierstra (Google DeepMind)

Pixel Recurrent Neural Networks (Best Paper Award recipient)
Aaron Van den Oord (Google DeepMind), Nal Kalchbrenner (Google DeepMind), Koray Kavukcuoglu (Google DeepMind)

Pricing a low-regret seller
Hoda Heidari, Mohammad Mahdian, Umar Syed, Sergei Vassilvitskii, Sadra Yazdanbod

Primal-Dual Rates and Certificates
Celestine Dünner, Simone Forte, Martin Takac, Martin Jaggi

Recommendations as Treatments: Debiasing Learning and Evaluation
Tobias Schnabel, Thorsten Joachims, Adith Swaminathan, Ashudeep Singh, Navin Chandak

Recycling Randomness with Structure for Sublinear Time Kernel Expansions
Krzysztof Choromanski, Vikas Sindhwani

Train faster, generalize better: Stability of stochastic gradient descent
Moritz Hardt, Ben Recht, Yoram Singer

Variational Inference for Monte Carlo Objectives
Andriy Mnih  (Google DeepMind), Danilo Rezende (Google DeepMind)

Abstraction in Reinforcement Learning
Organizing Committee: Daniel Mankowitz, Timothy Mann (Google DeepMind), Shie Mannor
Invited Speaker: David Silver (Google DeepMind)

Deep Learning Workshop
Organizers: Antoine Bordes, Kyunghyun Cho, Emily Denton, Nando de Freitas (Google DeepMind), Rob Fergus
Invited Speaker: Raia Hadsell (Google DeepMind)

Neural Networks Back To The Future
Organizers: Léon Bottou, David Grangier, Tomas Mikolov, John Platt

Data-Efficient Machine Learning
Organizers: Marc Deisenroth, Shakir Mohamed (Google DeepMind), Finale Doshi-Velez, Andreas Krause, Max Welling

On-Device Intelligence
Organizers: Vikas Sindhwani, Daniel Ramage, Keith Bonawitz, Suyog Gupta, Sachin Talathi
Invited Speakers: Hartwig Adam, H. Brendan McMahan

Online Advertising Systems
Organizing Committee: Sharat Chikkerur, Hossein Azari, Edoardo Airoldi
Opening Remarks: Hossein Azari
Invited Speakers: Martin Pál, Todd Phillips

Anomaly Detection 2016
Organizing Committee: Nico Goernitz, Marius Kloft, Vitaly Kuznetsov

Deep Reinforcement Learning
David Silver (Google DeepMind)

Rigorous Data Dredging: Theory and Tools for Adaptive Data Analysis
Moritz Hardt, Aaron Roth