Speakers

In alphabetical order

Rémi Bardenet

Rémi Bardenet

Research Scientist
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Lille

Slides

Djalel Benbouzid

Djalel Benbouzid

Research Scientist
Data:Lab Volkswagen Group
Munich

Slides

Abdeslam Boularias

Abdeslam Boularias

Assistant Professor
Rutgers University
New Jersey

Slides 1 | Slides 2 | Code

Botond Cseke

Botond Cseke

Research Scientist
Data:Lab Volkswagen Group
Munich

Slides

Ahmed Guessoum

Prof. Ahmed Guessoum

Full Professor
Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediene
Alger

Slides

Balázs Kégl

Balázs Kégl

Senior Research Scientist - CNRS
Head of the Center for Data Science
Université Paris-Saclay

Slides

Richard Kurle

Richard Kurle

PhD candidate
Data:Lab Volkswagen Group
Munich

Code

Hichem Sahbi

Hichem Sahbi

Research Scientist
CNRS, UPMC Sorbonne University
Paris

Slides 1 | Slides 2

Ruslan Salakhutdinov

Ruslan Salakhutdinov

Associate Professor
Carnegie Mellon University

Slides 1 | Slides 2

Description & aim

The Machine Learning Summer School of Algiers belongs to a series of Machine Learning schools to be organized in Africa. The initiative intends to foster academic exchanges within African countries as well as with northern countries.

The school will cover the fundamentals, as well as the latest advances in field of Machine Learning, through carefully conceived and detailed tutorials along with practical sessions.

Programme

The school will tackle both fundaments of Machine Learning as well as the latest advances. Practical coding sessions will complement the tutorials with hands-on experience on some of the most widely used frameworks such as Tensorflow, Edward, etc.
The following topics will be covered:
  • Generative models
  • Bayesian learning
  • Bayesian non-parametrics
  • Neural networks and Deep learning
  • Reinforcement learning
  • Kernel methods
  • Data science industrial processes

Expected audience

The school is intended for computer science researchers and PhD students (and potentially 2nd year MSc students), who have not necessarily been exposed to Machine Learning material in the past. It can also appeal to students in related areas (such as mathematics, physics, electrical, mechanical or biomedical engineering, etc.) who have interests in Machine Learning methodologies and their applications.

Location

Alger la blanche

Algiers is the capital and largest city of Algeria, with a population of over 3.5 million inhabitants. Its location on the south-western bay of the Mediterranean Sea and near the northernmost point of the African continent gives it its nickname of "the gate of Africa". The city is also nicknamed Alger la Blanche ("Algiers the White") for the glistening white of its buildings as seen rising up from the sea.

The architecture of Algiers is a living testimony to the multiple historical and cultural changes that the city has undergone since antiquity. From the monumental Roman ruins near Cherchel, to the populous and lively Othoman citadelle of the Casbah; from the splendid Hausmannian-style buildings of the Latin quarters, to the modern post-independence buildings and suburbs, the city is an open-air museum of the history of Algeria.

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