NIPS 2015 and Machine Learning Research at Google

December 6, 2015

Posted by Sanjiv Kumar, Research Scientist

This week, Montreal hosts the 29th Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2015), a machine learning and computational neuroscience conference that includes invited talks, demonstrations and oral and poster presentations of some of the latest in machine learning research. Google will have a strong presence at NIPS 2015, with over 140 Googlers attending in order to contribute to and learn from the broader academic research community by presenting technical talks and posters, in addition to hosting workshops and tutorials.

Research at Google is at the forefront of innovation in Machine Intelligence, actively exploring virtually all aspects of machine learning including classical algorithms as well as cutting-edge techniques such as deep learning. Focusing on both theory as well as application, much of our work on language understanding, speech, translation, visual processing, ranking, and prediction relies on Machine Intelligence. In all of those tasks and many others, we gather large volumes of direct or indirect evidence of relationships of interest, and develop learning approaches to understand and generalize.

If you are attending NIPS 2015, we hope you’ll stop by our booth and chat with our researchers about the projects and opportunities at Google that go into solving interesting problems for billions of people. You can also learn more about our research being presented at NIPS 2015 in the list below (Googlers highlighted in blue).

Google is a Platinum Sponsor of NIPS 2015.

General Chairs
Corinna Cortes, Neil D. Lawrence
Program Committee includes:
Samy Bengio, Gal Chechik, Ian Goodfellow, Shakir Mohamed, Ilya Sutskever

Learning Theory and Algorithms for Forecasting Non-stationary Time Series
Vitaly Kuznetsov, Mehryar Mohri

Distributed Submodular Cover: Succinctly Summarizing Massive Data
Baharan Mirzasoleiman, Amin Karbasi, Ashwinkumar Badanidiyuru, Andreas Krause

Spatial Transformer Networks
Max Jaderberg, Karen Simonyan, Andrew Zisserman, Koray Kavukcuoglu

Pointer Networks
Oriol Vinyals, Meire Fortunato, Navdeep Jaitly

Structured Transforms for Small-Footprint Deep Learning
Vikas Sindhwani, Tara Sainath, Sanjiv Kumar

Spherical Random Features for Polynomial Kernels
Jeffrey Pennington, Felix Yu, Sanjiv Kumar

Learning to Transduce with Unbounded Memory
Edward Grefenstette, Karl Moritz Hermann, Mustafa Suleyman, Phil Blunsom

Deep Knowledge Tracing
Chris Piech, Jonathan Bassen, Jonathan Huang, Surya Ganguli, Mehran Sahami, Leonidas Guibas, Jascha Sohl-Dickstein

Hidden Technical Debt in Machine Learning Systems
D Sculley, Gary Holt, Daniel Golovin, Eugene Davydov, Todd Phillips, Dietmar Ebner, Vinay Chaudhary, Michael Young, Jean-Francois Crespo, Dan Dennison

Grammar as a Foreign Language
Oriol Vinyals, Lukasz Kaiser, Terry Koo, Slav Petrov, Ilya Sutskever, Geoffrey Hinton

Stochastic Variational Information Maximisation
Shakir Mohamed, Danilo Rezende

Embedding Inference for Structured Multilabel Prediction
Farzaneh Mirzazadeh, Siamak Ravanbakhsh, Bing Xu, Nan Ding, Dale Schuurmans

On the Convergence of Stochastic Gradient MCMC Algorithms with High-Order Integrators
Changyou Chen, Nan Ding, Lawrence Carin

Spectral Norm Regularization of Orthonormal Representations for Graph Transduction
Rakesh Shivanna, Bibaswan Chatterjee, Raman Sankaran, Chiranjib Bhattacharyya, Francis Bach

Differentially Private Learning of Structured Discrete Distributions
Ilias Diakonikolas, Moritz Hardt, Ludwig Schmidt

Nearly Optimal Private LASSO
Kunal Talwar, Li Zhang, Abhradeep Thakurta

Learning Continuous Control Policies by Stochastic Value Gradients
Nicolas Heess, Greg Wayne, David Silver, Timothy Lillicrap, Tom Erez, Yuval Tassa

Gradient Estimation Using Stochastic Computation Graphs
John Schulman, Nicolas Heess, Theophane Weber, Pieter Abbeel

Scheduled Sampling for Sequence Prediction with Recurrent Neural Networks
Samy Bengio, Oriol Vinyals, Navdeep Jaitly, Noam Shazeer

Teaching Machines to Read and Comprehend
Karl Moritz Hermann, Tomas Kocisky, Edward Grefenstette, Lasse Espeholt, Will Kay, Mustafa Suleyman, Phil Blunsom

Bayesian dark knowledge
Anoop Korattikara, Vivek Rathod, Kevin Murphy, Max Welling

Generalization in Adaptive Data Analysis and Holdout Reuse
Cynthia Dwork, Vitaly Feldman, Moritz Hardt, Toniann Pitassi, Omer Reingold, Aaron Roth

Semi-supervised Sequence Learning
Andrew Dai, Quoc Le

Natural Neural Networks
Guillaume Desjardins, Karen Simonyan, Razvan Pascanu, Koray Kavukcuoglu

Revenue Optimization against Strategic Buyers
Andres Munoz Medina, Mehryar Mohri

Feature Extraction: Modern Questions and Challenges
Workshop Chairs include: Dmitry Storcheus, Afshin Rostamizadeh, Sanjiv Kumar
Program Committee includes: Jeffery Pennington, Vikas Sindhwani

NIPS Time Series Workshop
Invited Speakers include: Mehryar Mohri
Panelists include: Corinna Cortes

Nonparametric Methods for Large Scale Representation Learning
Invited Speakers include: Amr Ahmed

Machine Learning for Spoken Language Understanding and Interaction
Invited Speakers include: Larry Heck

Adaptive Data Analysis
Organizers include: Moritz Hardt

Deep Reinforcement Learning
Organizers include : David Silver
Invited Speakers include: Sergey Levine

Advances in Approximate Bayesian Inference
Organizers include : Shakir Mohamed
Panelists include: Danilo Rezende

Cognitive Computation: Integrating Neural and Symbolic Approaches
Invited Speakers include: Ramanathan V. Guha, Geoffrey Hinton, Greg Wayne

Transfer and Multi-Task Learning: Trends and New Perspectives
Invited Speakers include: Mehryar Mohri
Poster presentations include: Andres Munoz Medina

Learning and privacy with incomplete data and weak supervision
Organizers include : Felix Yu
Program Committee includes: Alexander Blocker, Krzysztof Choromanski, Sanjiv Kumar
Speakers include: Nando de Freitas

Black Box Learning and Inference
Organizers include : Ali Eslami
Keynotes include: Geoff Hinton

Quantum Machine Learning
Invited Speakers include: Hartmut Neven

Bayesian Nonparametrics: The Next Generation
Invited Speakers include: Amr Ahmed

Bayesian Optimization: Scalability and Flexibility
Organizers include: Nando de Freitas

Reasoning, Attention, Memory (RAM)
Invited speakers include: Alex Graves, Ilya Sutskever

Extreme Classification 2015: Multi-class and Multi-label Learning in Extremely Large Label Spaces
Panelists include: Mehryar Mohri, Samy Bengio
Invited speakers include: Samy Bengio

Machine Learning Systems
Invited speakers include: Jeff Dean

Brains, Mind and Machines
Invited Speakers include: Geoffrey Hinton, Demis Hassabis

Deep Learning Symposium
Program Committee Members include: Samy Bengio, Phil Blunsom, Nando De Freitas, Ilya Sutskever, Andrew Zisserman
Invited Speakers include: Max Jaderberg, Sergey Ioffe, Alexander Graves

Algorithms Among Us: The Societal Impacts of Machine Learning
Panelists include: Shane Legg

NIPS 2015 Deep Learning Tutorial
Geoffrey E. Hinton, Yoshua Bengio, Yann LeCun

Large-Scale Distributed Systems for Training Neural Networks
Jeff Dean, Oriol Vinyals