Who are we? [AdminWiki][AdminGroup]
President: Isabelle Guyon, ClopiNet, California, USA
Vice-president: Gideon Dror, Academic college of Tel-Aviv Yaffo, Israel
Secretary: Vincent Lemaire, Orange Labs, France
Treasurer: Kristin Bennett, RPI, USA
Automatic machine learning (build the perfect ML black box without human intervention). Satellite work:
Big Data: Means of crowdsourcing big data problems.
Coopetition: Brainstorm on a new kind of competitions involving collaborations.
ModelSelect: Designers of a model selection toolkit.
Hackathons: Prepare brief challenges to test new "coopetition" designs.
Unsupervised: Organize benchmarks in unsupervised learning.
Deep Learning: Means of using and benchmarking deep learning (including HEP experimentation, for challenges like Higgs boson).
CiML [book series][workshops][wiki]
Fundamentals in challenge organization.
Challenges in Machine Learning book series and workshops.
Codalab and Platform: Brainstorm of the ChaLearn platform.
Reading: Weekly paper discussions.
Teaching: Brainstorm on ways to "teach challenges".
Looking at People [workshops and competitions][wiki]
Organize gesture recognition and looking at people challenges.
Speed Interviews: Prepare a challenge on multi-modal data and coopetitions.
Causality and feature selection [workbench]
See.4C: Spatio-temporal time series, and work with RTE.
BrainCode: Brainstorming on a challenge to "crack the brain code".
CausaSimul: Designers of realistic simulators of real systems to benchmark experimental design and causal discovery methods.
Connectomics: Organize neural network reconstruction challenges.
Local Feature Selection: Prepare a challenge on personalized medicine.
Most workgroups have an associated mailing list email@example.com.
Kristin Bennett, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New-York, USA
Gideon Dror, Academic college of Tel-Aviv Yaffo, Israel
Hugo-Jair Escalante Balderas, Nat. Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics (INAOE), Mexico
Sergio Escalera, University of Barcelona, Spain
Chih-Jen Lin, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Florin Popescu, Fraunhofer Institute, Berlin, Germany
Mehreen Saeed, FAST, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Lahore Campus, Pakistan
Danny Silver, Acadia University, Canada
Alexander Statnikov, New York University, New-York, USA
Ioannis Tsamardinos, University of Crete, Greece
Mahmoud Abou-Nasr, Ford Motor Company, USA
Constantin Aliferis, New York University, New-York, USA
Vassilis Athitsos, University of Texas at Arlington, Texas, USA
Gavin Cawley, University of East Anglia, UK
Olivier Chapelle, Criteo, California, USA
Lee Giles, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Bill Howell, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Branislav Kisacanin, Dallas, Texas, USA
Amir Saffari, Sony, London, UK
Richard Scheines, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
Peter Spirtes, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, USA
Nicola Talbot, University of East Anglia, UK
Joerg Wichard, Bayer Healthcare AG, Berlin, Germany
Jianjun Xie, ID Analytics, Inc., San Diego, California