Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning Summer School 2018

July 25th – August 3rd, 2018

Desautels Hall
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
105 St George St
Toronto, ON, Canada
M5S 3E6

About

Deep Learning Summer School (DLSS)

July 25 – 31, 2018

Deep neural networks are a powerful method for automatically learning distributed representations at multiple levels of abstraction. Over the past decade, they have dramatically pushed forward the state-of-the-art in domains as diverse as vision, language understanding, robotics, game playing, graphics, health care, and genomics. The DLSS will cover both the foundations and applications of deep neural networks, from fundamental concepts to cutting-edge research results.

DLSS is aimed at graduate students, postdocs, and industry professionals who already have some basic knowledge of machine learning (and possibly but not necessarily of deep learning) and wish to learn more about this rapidly growing field of research.

Organizing committee members: Yoshua Bengio, Aaron Courville, Roger Grosse, Graham Taylor

Reinforcement Learning Summer School (RLSS)

August 1 – 3, 2018

The RLSS will cover the basics of reinforcement learning and show its most recent research trends and discoveries, as well as present an opportunity to interact with graduate students and senior researchers in the field.

RLSS is intended for graduate students in Machine Learning and related fields. Participants should have advanced prior training in computer science and mathematics.

Organizing committee members: Amir-massoud Farahmand, Joelle Pineau, Doina Precup

Preference will be given to students from research labs affiliated with the CIFAR program on Learning in Machines and Brains.

DLSS and the RLSS are supported by the Canadian Institute For Advanced Research (CIFAR) and the Vector Institute.

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Confirmed Speakers

Deep Learning Summer School (DLSS)

SANJEEV ARORA

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

JIMMY BA

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, VECTOR INSTITUTE

YOSHUA BENGIO

MONTREAL INSTITUTE FOR LEARNING ALGORITHMS, UNIVERSITY OF MONTREAL

SANJA FILDER

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, VECTOR INSTITUTE

KATHERINE HELLER

DUKE UNIVERSITY

PHIL ISOLA

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

BALÁZS KÉGL

UNIVERSITÉ PARIS SACLAY

BEEN KIM

GOOGLE BRAIN

HUGO LAROCHELLE

GOOGLE BRAIN

GRAHAM NEUBIG

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

JORGE NOCEDAL

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

SAGEEV OORE

DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY, VECTOR INSTITUTE

BLAKE RICHARDS

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

JONATHON SHLENS

GOOGLE RESEARCH

ANDREW WILSON

CORNELL UNIVERSITY

Reinforcement Learning Summer School (RLSS)

RICHARD SUTTON

ALBERTA MACHINE INTELLIGENCE INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA

SERGEY LEVINE

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

DOINA PRECUP

MCGILL UNIVERSITY

MARC BELLEMARE

GOOGLE BRAIN

TOR LATTIMORE

DEEPMIND

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Application Process

Applications are expected to open during the first week of March 2018. Enter your email address to be notified when applications open.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will the summer school take place?

Desautels Hall
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
105 St George St
Toronto, ON, Canada
M5S 3E6

What language will the summer schools be held in?

English.

When will I be able to apply?

The application process is expected to start during the first week of March 2018.

I just graduated but will be starting another program in the fall; can I apply as a student?

Unfortunately, no. Students must be actively enrolled in an educational institution at the time the summer school will take place.

Can I apply if I am not a student?

Most spots will be allocated to graduate students and postdocs. However, a limited number of spots will be held for faculty and industry professionals.

Will I be able to apply for financial aid?

Yes, there will be limited financial aid available. The amount of support will be determined by the number of students who apply for aid.

Will applying to financial aid affect my chances of getting in?

No, financial aid will only be assessed after an applicant is accepted.

Will completion certificates be issued confirming a student’s attendance at the summer school(s)?

Yes.

Can I apply to both schools?

Yes, on the application you will have the opportunity to apply to DLSS, RLSS, or both.