Session
Debate on Future Publication Models for the NIPS Community
Yoshua Bengio

Tue Dec 8th 12:30 -- 01:45 PM @ Stanley Room (34th floor)
Event URL: http://nips.cc/Conferences/2009/PublicationModelsDebate »

Our community is vibrant but many questions, complaints, and suggestions for change have been voiced about the way in which the science we produce is evaluated and disseminated. This lunchtime debate and discussion is an opportunity for us all to explore possible changes to the current publication model in our community. The panel members are senior pillars of NIPS with editorial experience.

Author Information

Yoshua Bengio (University of Montreal)

Yoshua Bengio (PhD'1991 in Computer Science, McGill University). After two post-doctoral years, one at MIT with Michael Jordan and one at AT&T Bell Laboratories with Yann LeCun, he became professor at the department of computer science and operations research at Université de Montréal. Author of two books (a third is in preparation) and more than 200 publications, he is among the most cited Canadian computer scientists and is or has been associate editor of the top journals in machine learning and neural networks. Since '2000 he holds a Canada Research Chair in Statistical Learning Algorithms, since '2006 an NSERC Chair, since '2005 his is a Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and since 2014 he co-directs its program focused on deep learning. He is on the board of the NIPS foundation and has been program chair and general chair for NIPS. He has co-organized the Learning Workshop for 14 years and co-created the International Conference on Learning Representations. His interests are centered around a quest for AI through machine learning, and include fundamental questions on deep learning, representation learning, the geometry of generalization in high-dimensional spaces, manifold learning and biologically inspired learning algorithms.

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