Connectionists: Call for Participation: MLSS Machine Learning Summer School, Reykjavik, April 25 - M

Key Information:

The Machine Learning Summer School Dates: April 25 - May 4, 2014 Location: Reykjavik, Iceland Email contact:

Application system opens: 15 October Student application deadline: 15 November Admission notification by: 31 December

Confirmed Speakers:

Yoshua Bengio, Universite de Montreal

Michael Betancourt, University College London

Emily B. Fox, University of Washington

Mark Girolami, University College London

Thore Graepel, Microsoft Research Cambridge

Ralf Herbrich, Amazon

Neil Lawrence, University of Sheffield

Iain Murray, University of Edinburgh

David Silver, University College London

Follow the website for more speakers!

Joint Tutorial Speakers with AISTATS:

Roderick Murray-Smith, University of Glasgow - Talk title: TBA

Christian P. Robert, Ceremade - Universite Paris-Dauphine - Talk title: Approximate Bayesian computation (ABC), methodology and applications

Havard Rue, Norwegian University of Science and Technology - Talk title: Bayesian computing with INLA


Bring along a poster! MLSS is an excellent opportunity to showcase your work. Note that it is possible to present posters alread on April 24, the day before MLSS starts: there will be a joint poster session with AISTATS on April 24, and the student poster session continues the following day.

Social Events:

In addition to the scientific program, a lively social program is available, with events such as a joint poster session/reception with AISTATS, an evening out, a hiking trip/walking tour, and other informal gatherings, pub excursions etc. Some events may involve a small fee.

Colocated Events:

MLSS is colocated with the high-profile international conference AISTATS 2014, the Seventeenth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics. There will be a joint poster session with AISTATS on April 24, and the student poster session continues the following day. April 25 is also an AISTATS/MLSS joint tutorial day. See for information about AISTATS 2014.


The MLSS will be held in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, in Reykjavik University. Reykjavik and its environs offer a unique mix of culture and varied nature, from glaciers to waterfalls to geysers and thermal pools. Reykjavik is easily reachable by several airlines; travel information will be available on

Program Chairs:

Samuel Kaski, Aalto University and University of Helsinki Jukka Corander, University of Helsinki Yee Whye Teh, University of Oxford

Organizing Committee:

Deon Garrett (local organization chair), School of Computer Science, Reykjavik University and Icelandic Institute for Intelligent Machines Dorota Glowacka (sponsorship chair), University of Helsinki Antti Honkela, University of Helsinki Jaakko Peltonen (publicity and webmaster), Aalto University