Final Schedule

Day Morning Tutorial (9am - 12:30pm) Afternoon Tutorial (2:30pm - 6:00pm) Evening Session (8pm - 9:30pm)
Mon, Sept. 27Intro to Machine Learning (Webers)Graphical Models (Sanner)Lab 1: Python for Machine Learning
Tues, Sept. 28Optimization for Machine Learning (Sunehag)Reinforcement Learning (Uther)Lab 2: Classification
Wed, Sept. 29Universal Artificial Intelligence (Hutter)Data Mining (Christen)Poster Session (all posters welcome!)
Thurs, Sept. 30Information Retrieval (Hawking)Document Analysis (Buntine)Lab 3: Neural Networks
Fri, Oct. 1Probabilistic Models for Comp. Linguistics (Johnson)Gaussian Processes (Bonilla)Free time
Sat, Oct. 2Day Trip and Banquet
Sun, Oct. 3Free Time
Mon, Oct. 4Statistical Relational Learning (Kersting)Recent Advances in Boosting (Warmuth)Lab 4: Principal Component Analysis
Tues, Oct. 5Restricted Boltzmann Machines and Deep Belief Nets (Frean)Online Learning (Bartlett)Lab 5: K-Means and EM
Wed, Oct. 6 DIFFERENT VENUE AND TIME FOR THIS SESSION:
University House on the ANU campus @ 8:30 AM.

 
Parallel Tutorial A: Active Learning (Hanneke)
Parallel Tutorial B: Inductive Inference (Jain / Stephan)
DIFFERENT TIME FOR THIS SESSION:
DNF Dunbar (Physics) Lecture Theatre @ 2pm

Computer Vision (Lucey)
Free Time

Location Information

All MLSS lectures except the morning of Oct. 6th (see this lecture slot above) will occur in the DNF Dunbar (Physics) Lecture Theatre, Building 39A on the ANU Campus.

You will be required to show your MLSS name badge to enter the lecture theatre. Name badges can be picked up just outside the lecture theatre prior to the morning and afternoon lectures during the first week.

While the Physics lecture theatre is within walking distance of the Novotel (and slightly further, but still walkable from the YHA Hostel), please allow 20-25 minutes walking time. Many reasonably priced lunch venues are located on the ANU campus within 5 minutes of the Physics lecture theatre, some venues are open for dinner as well. However, both Mondays of the MLSS are national holidays in Australia and you will need to return to the city area around the Novotel or YHA for lunch/dinner on those two days.

Coffee / Tea Breaks

In the morning tutorials, a coffee / tea break will usually be from 10am - 10:20am; and a stretch break will be from 11:20am - 11:30am (no coffee or tea provided although it is available for purchase nearby on non-holidays).

In the afternoon tutorials, a coffee / tea break will usually be from 3:30pm - 3:50pm; and a stretch break will be from 4:50pm - 5pm (no coffee or tea provided although it is available for purchase nearby on non-holidays).