MLSS 2011, Bordeaux, France
September 4-17, 2011
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Welcome to the Machine Learning Summer School

The 18th Machine Learning Summer School will be held near Bordeaux, France, from September 4 to September 17 2011. This edition is co-organized by INRIA and PASCAL.

The school will provide tutorials and practical sessions on basic and advanced topics of machine learning by leading researchers in the field. The summer school is intended for students, young researchers and industry practitioners with an interest in machine learning and a strong mathematical background.

The school will address the following topics: Learning Theory, Bayesian inference, Monte Carlo Methods, Sparse Methods, Reinforcement Learning, Robot Learning, Boosting, Kernel Methods, Bayesian Nonparametrics, Convex Optimization and Graphical Models.


May 9, 2011
Decisions have been sent.
April 16, 2011
The application process is now closed. 
March 18, 2011
The tentative schedule is available.
February 15,  2011
The application process is open.
August 20, 2010
The website is online.

Confirmed Speakers


- Nicolò Cesa-Bianchi
- Arnaud Doucet
- Peter Green
- Rémi Gribonval 
Rémi Munos 
- Jan Peters
- Robert Schapire 
- Bernhard Schölkopf 
- Yee Whye Teh
- Lieven Vandenberghe
- Martin Wainwright

University of Milan

University of Oxford
University of Bristol
INRIA Rennes
University College London
UC Los Angeles
UC Berkeley
Evening Talks

- Emmanuel Candès
- Emmanuel Dupoux

Practical sessions

- François Caron
- Manuel Lopes
- Ruben Martinez-Cantin
- Luis Montesano
- Mark Schmidt
- Matthijs Spaan


INRIA Bordeaux
INRIA Bordeaux
University of Zaragoza
University of Zaragoza
INRIA Rocquencourt
Instituto Superior Técnico

Principal sponsors