Welcome


The goal of the Southern California Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing Symposium is to gather researchers from the southern California region with broad expertise in machine learning and natural language processing. The symposium will provide a participatory environment where attendees from a variety of fields can share and discuss their latest findings.

This year SoCal ML and NLP will be hosted jointly as a two-day virtual conference.

Important Dates

SoCal ML Symposium: Mar 22, 2021
SoCal NLP Symposium: Mar 23, 2021
ML Submissions: Feb 16, 2021, 11:59 PM Anywhere On Earth [ML Submission Portal]
NLP Submission deadline: Feb 16, 2021, 11:59 PM Anywhere On Earth [NLP submission Portal]
Submission format: Approx 1-2 page submissions, Neurips style -- though longer submissions are also acceptable

Symposium Details

The planned 2020 SoCal ML & NLP Symposia were postponed as a result of the pandemic. We will instead host a (slightly off-cycle) virtual conference organized by researchers at UC San Diego. The joint SoCal ML & NLP Virtual Symposium will include invited talks from academia and industry, contributed work, poster presentations, and open discussion. We welcome all students, postdocs, and faculty members from universities in the region, including University of Southern California (USC), UC Los Angeles, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, UC Riverside, Caltech, UC San Diego, and other schools to join us.


Venue


Date: Mar 22-23, 2021

Location: Zoom and Gather Town!

Parking information: You can park at home :D


Schedule


Stay tuned!


Invited Speakers


Yizhou Sun UCLA

Matt Gardner Allen Institute for AI

Yuandong Tian Facebook AI Research

Nanyn (Violet) Peng UCLA

William Wang UCSB

Phebe Vayanos USC


Organizers


Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick

Assistant Professor

CSE

UCSD

Ndapa Nakashole

Assistant Professor

CSE

UCSD

Jingbo Shang

Assistant Professor

CSE and HDSI

UCSD

Leon Bergen

Assistant Professor

Linguistics

UCSD

Julian McAuley

Associate Professor

CSE

UCSD

Hao Su

Assistant Professor

CSE

UCSD

Stephan Mandt

Assistant Professor

CS

UCI

Bodhisattwa P. Majumder

PhD Student

CSE

UCSD

Fatemehsadat Mireshghallah

PhD Student

CSE

UCSD

Harsh Jhamtani

PhD Student

LTI and CSE

CMU and UCSD

Zihan Wang

PhD Student

CSE

UCSD

Khalil Mrini

PhD Student

CSE

UCSD


Past Symposiums



Contact


If you need accommodations or have questions or comments, please email us at socalmlnlp2021@googlegroups.com.