NeurIPS Thirty-fourth Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems
NeurIPS 2021 is a Virtual-only Conference
Sun Dec 6th through Sat the 12th
(Sunday is an industry expo)

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More information about the schedule and virtual conference will become available in this blog post.

Important Dates

Conference Sessions, Tutorials, Workshops and Expo Mon Dec 6th through Tue the 14th
Competition Submission Opens Mar 22 '21 01:00 AM UTC *
Competition Submission Deadline Mar 31 '21(Anywhere on Earth)
Abstract Submission Deadline May 19 '21 08:00 PM UTC *
Paper submission and co-author registration deadline May 26 '21 08:00 PM UTC *
Author Notification Sep 28 '21 08:00 PM UTC *
Paper Submission Camera Ready Deadline Oct 26 '21 08:00 PM UTC *
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2021 Organizing Committee

General Chair

Marc'Aurelio Ranzato, Facebook AI Research

Program Chairs

Alina Beygelzimer, Yahoo Research
Percy Liang, Stanford University
Jenn Wortman Vaughan, Microsoft Research
Yann Dauphin, Google Brain

Workshop Chairs

Ndapa Nakashole, University of California, San Diego
Anna Goldenberg, SickKids Research Institute, University of Toronto
Sanmi Koyejo, Uni of Illinois at UC & Google Research
Tristan Naumann, Microsoft Research

Tutorial Chairs

Marc Deisenroth, University College, London
Meire Fortunato, DeepMind

Demonstration and Competition Chairs

Douwe Kiela, Facebook AI Research
Barbara Caputo, Politecnico di Torino

Expo Chair

Pablo Samuel Castro, Google Research
Yale Song, Microsoft Research 
Ivor Tsang, University of Technology, Sydney

Meetup Chairs
Emtiyaz Khan, RIKEN
Louvere Walker-Hannon, MathWorks

Olivia Muza, STEAM Women
Jacqueline Forien, Machinelearning.Fr.
Ryuichiro Hataya, University of Tokyo
Rodrigo Beceiro, Marvik AI

Communication Chairs

Shakir Mohamed, DeepMind
Emily Denton, Google Research

Sponsorship Chairs

Simon Lacoste-Julien, University of Montreal
Tie-Yan Liu, Microsoft Research

D &I & Accessibility Chairs

Lester Mackey, Microsoft Research & Stanford
Maria Skoularidou, University of Cambridge
Pascale Fung, Hong Kong Uni. of Science and Technology

Social Chairs

Freddie Kalaitzis, University of Oxford / FDL
Gautam Kamath, University of Waterloo

Data & Benchmark Chairs

Joaquin Vanschoren, Eindhoven Uni. of Technology,
Serena Yeung, Stanford University

Online Experience Chairs

Y-Lan Boureau, Facebook AI Research
Hendrik Strobelt, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab

Workflow Manager

Zhenyu (Sherry) Xue

Executive Director

Mary Ellen Perry, Level 5 Events

IT Director

Lee Campbell, Level 5 Events

We would also like to thank TPMS and OpenReview for their service which enabled better assignment of papers to reviewers, and AMiner for helping us mine co-authorship information.

Neural Information Processing Systems Foundation Board 2021


Terrence Sejnowski, The Salk Institute


Marian Stewart Bartlett, Apple Inc.


Michael Mozer, Google Research

Board Members

Samy Bengio, Google Research
Corinna Cortes, Google Research
Isabelle Guyon, U. Paris-Saclay & ChaLearn
Hugo Larochelle, Google Research
Neil D. Lawrence, Cambridge University
Daniel D. Lee, University of Pennsylvania
Marc'Aurelio Ranzato, Facebook 
Masashi Sugiyama,  RIKEN & The University of Tokyo
Hanna Wallach, Microsoft Research

Legal Advisor

David Kirkpatrick

Executive Director

Mary Ellen Perry, Level 5 Events

Emeritus Members

Gary Blasdel, Harvard Medical School
T. L. Fine, Cornell University
Eve Marder, Brandeis University 

Advisory Board

Peter Bartlett,  Queensland University and University California, Berkeley
Sue Becker, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
Yoshua Bengio, University of Montreal, Canada
Léon Bottou, Facebook AI Research and NYU
Chris J.C. Burges, Microsoft Research
Jack Cowan, University of Chicago
Thomas G. Dietterich, Oregon State University
Zoubin Ghahramani, University of Cambridge
Stephen Hanson, Rutgers University
Michael I. Jordan, University of California, Berkeley
Michael Kearns, University of Pennsylvania
Scott Kirkpatrick, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Daphne Koller, Stanford University
John Lafferty, Yale University
Todd K. Leen
Richard Lippmann, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ulrike von Luxburg, University of Tübingen
Bartlett Mel, University of Southern California
John Moody, JEM
John C. Platt, Google
Fernando Pereira, Google Research
Gerald Tesauro, IBM Watson Labs
Sebastian Thrun, Stanford University
Dave Touretzky, Carnegie Mellon University
Lawrence Saul, University of California, San Diego
Bernhard Schölkopf, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen/Stuttgart
Dale Schuurmans, University of Alberta, Canada
John Shawe-Taylor, University College London
Yoram Singer, Princeton University
Sara A. Solla, Northwestern University Medical School
Yair Weiss, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Max Welling, University of  Amsterdam
Chris Williams, University of Edinburgh
Rich Zemel, University of Toronto



About NeurIPS

The purpose of the Neural Information Processing Systems annual meeting is to foster the exchange of research on neural information processing systems in their biological, technological, mathematical, and theoretical aspects. The core focus is peer-reviewed novel research which is presented and discussed in the general session, along with invited talks by leaders in their field. On Sunday is an Expo, where our top industry sponsors give talks, panels, demos, and workshops on topics that are of academic interest. On Monday are tutorials, which cover a broad background on current lines of inquiry, affinity group meetings, and the opening talk & reception. The general sessions are held Tuesday - Thursday, and include talks, posters, and demonstrations. Friday - Saturday are the workshops, which are smaller meetings focused on current topics, and provide an informal, cutting edge venue for discussion.

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