2nd Lisbon Machine Learning School

Date: July 19-25, 2012
Place: Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa
url: http://lxmls.it.pt/Home.html
Sponsors: Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Instituto de Telecomunicações, INESC ID, Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, Google, Sapo.pt, Priberam, Flashgroup

LxMLS 2012 will take place on July 19-25 at Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, 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. In our second year, the topic of the school is Taming the Social Web. 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.

Our 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.

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
Maarten de Ruke, University of Amsterdam | Netherlands
Jacob Eisenstein, Georgia Tech | USA
Partha Talukdar, Carnegie Mellon University | USA
André Martins, Carnegie Mellon University | USA and Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa | Portugal 
Paul Ogilvie, Linkedin | USA

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