Our “Tea Talks”

Mila organizes weekly tea talks generally on Friday at 10:30 in the auditorium. These talks are technical presentations aimed at the level of Mila researchers on a variety of subjects spanning machine learning and are open to the public.

If you’re interested in giving a tea talk, please email .

If you’d like to subscribe to our mailing lists and get notified of all upcoming talks, please ask to join the mailing list here.

The recordings and slides (when available) of previous talks are available here.

The schedule for previous and upcoming talks as well as some of the presentation slides are available below.

Fri 10 January10h30Amin EmadMila AgoraOn the road to individualized medicine: machine learning in the era of ‘omics’ data
Fri 17 January10h30Irina RishMila AgoraModeling Psychotherapy Dialogues with Kernelized Hashcode Representations: A Nonparametric Information-Theoretic Approach
Fri 6 March10h30Leslie KaelblingMila AgoraDoing for our robots what nature did for us
Fri 3 April10h30Scott NiekumOnlineScaling Probabilistically Safe Learning to Robotics
Fri 24 April10h30Ross OttoOnlineHow, when, and why do we make reflective versus reflexive choices?
Fri 8 May10h30Yoshua BengioOnlineEmpowering Citizens against Covid-19 with an ML-Based and Decentralized Risk Awareness App
Fri 15 May10h30Jian TangOnlineGraph Representation Learning: Algorithms and Applications
Fri 22 May10h30Ioannis MitliagkasOnlineAdversarial formulations, robust learning and generalization: some recent and ongoing work
Fri 12 June10h30Timothy O'donnellOnlineCompositionality in Language
Fri 19 June10h30Liam PaullOnlineSome Challenges for Efficiently Deploying Robots in Unstructured Environments
Fri 3 July10h30Petar VeličkovićOnlineAlgorithmic Inductive Biases
Fri 10 July10h30Vikram VoletiOnlineA brief Tutorial on Neural ODEs
Fri 24 July10h30Brayden NealOnlineA Brief Introduction to Causal Inference
Fri 14 August10h30Ida MommenejadOnlineTBD
Fri 21 August10h30Jason HartfordOnlineTBD

Available slides

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