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NeurIPS 2019 Accepted Papers

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September 13, 2019

NeurIPS 2019 This year marks the 33rd annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, a workshop and conference hosted by the Neural Information Processing Systems Foundation that is more casually referred to as NeurIPS. The...

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Cristina Conati awarded funding from the CIFAR AI and Society Initiative

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April 16, 2019

Cristina Conati has been awarded  funding (~40K) from the CIFAR AI and Society Initiative to run a workshop on Trust in AI Systems with three co-organizers (see short summary below). This is a joint initiative among CIFAR,  France's Cent...

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UBC lands four more CIFAR AI Chairs

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April 10, 2019

Four UBC computer scientists have been appointed to chairs as part of an expansion of the Canada-CIFAR AI research program (see the UBC press release, on which this news item is based.) The AI program, funded by the Federal government w...

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Cristina Conati named AAAI Senior Member

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February 21, 2019

The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence awards this status to recognize members who have achieved significant accomplishments within the field of artificial intelligence. Cristina is one of ten researchers honored ...

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AAAI AI Debate moderated by Kevin Leyton-Brown

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February 4, 2019

An entertaining debate on the future of AI was just held at AAAI, one of the top AI conferences: https://player.vimeo.com/video/314378703?autoplay=1#t=1h7m0s …. The chair and organizer was our own Kevin Leyton-Brown. The debaters were ab...

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CAIDA member Sara Mostafavi awarded a CIFAR AI Chair

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December 27, 2018

Sara Mostafavi, a CAIDA member and an Assistant Professor of Statistics at UBC, has been awarded a prestigious CIFAR AI Chair. From CIFAR's press release: An important pillar of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, the Canada CIFAR AI Chairs...

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CAIDA Professor Nick Harvey and collaborators win Best Paper Award at the NeurIPS 2018 Conference

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December 27, 2018

Professor Nick Harvey and his collaborators give a new solution to a classical question: how many samples must one draw from a Mixture of Gaussians distribution in order to find a distribution that approximates it well? Their paper title...

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