Tea Talks

MILA organizes weekly tea talks generally on Friday at 10:30 in Pavlion Andre Aisenstadt room 1360. 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 .

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

Dates [M/D/Y]
1/12/2018-MyriamPCM Z209New Students Meeting
1/18/20183:30 PMPeter RailtonUMichiganPCM Z330Moral Learning and Artificial IntelligenceDIRO Colloqium
1/19/201810:30 AMTimothy O'DonnellMcGillAA1360Computation, Storage, and Generalization in Language
1/26/20181:30 PMBart Van ParysMITAA1360Modern Optimization for Sparse Learning and Robust AnalyticsMILA & GERAD
2/2/201810:30 AMWilliam HamiltonStanfordAA1360Machine Learning for Computational Social ScienceSpecial DIRO Colloqium
2/9/2018-----tentatively cancel for ICML deadline
2/16/201810:30 AMJacob SteinhardtStanfordAA1360Provably Secure Machine LearningSpecial DIRO Colloqium
2/20/201811:00 AMMarc Law U of TZ-240Shallow and Deep Metrics for Machine Learning and Computer VisionSpecial DIRO Colloqium
2/21/20183:00 PMBradly StadieUC BerkeleyPCM Z220Towards Quickly Learning Agents
2/22/201811:00 AMPieter-Jan KindermansGhent UAA1355Special DIRO Colloqium
2/23/201810:30 AMIna FiterauCMUAA1360Special DIRO Colloqium
2/26/201811:00 AMJacob AndreasUC BerkeleyZ-240Special DIRO Colloqium
2/27/201811:00 AMGuillaume RabusseauMcGillZ-317Special DIRO Colloqium
3/1/201810:30 AMMaximilian Puelma TouzelEcole Normale SupérieureAA1360Don’t paint the box black: Using dynamical systems to understand the high-dimensional activity of cortex-inspired neural networks
3/2/201810:30 AMDevon HjelmMILAAA1360Special DIRO Colloqium
3/2/20183:00 PMJean-Baptiste Jeangène VilmerIRSEMZ-345Autonomous Weapon Diplomacy: The Geneva DebatesSALA Conference
3/9/201811:00 AMMartin GilbertIVADOAA1360An introduction to ethics for computer scientists
3/16/201810:30 AMAlexander VezhnevetsDeepmindAA1360What we want from (H)RL and other FuN topics
3/23/201810:30 AMAlex OrorbiaPenn StateAA1360
3/30/2018-----Good Friday - Holiday
4/6/201810:30 AMBrady NealMILAAA1360MILA presentation
4/13/201810:30 AMGuillaume LajoieDMS, UdeMAA1360
4/20/201810:30 AMAnkit AnandIIT DelhiAA1360
4/27/201810:30 AMDevansh, Devon, Rosemary, Liam, SandeepMILAAA1360ICLR Lightning Talks

See the Google doc

Available slides