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NeurIPS 2018 Competition Track Day 2
Ralf Herbrich · Sergio Escalera

Sat Dec 08 05:00 AM -- 03:30 PM (PST) @ Room 511 CF
Event URL: https://nips.cc/Conferences/2018/CompetitionTrack »

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Sat 5:00 a.m. - 5:10 a.m.
Morning welcome and introduction (Opening)
Sat 5:10 a.m. - 5:40 a.m.
Facebook project on developing benchmarks of algorithms in realistic settings (Talk)
Sat 5:40 a.m. - 6:10 a.m.
Machine Learning Challenges for Researching Human-Machine Teaming (Talk)
Sat 6:10 a.m. - 6:20 a.m.
Live competition Pommerman: Introduction to Pommerman, the community, and the sponsors (Competition)
Cinjon Resnick, Wes Eldridge
Sat 6:20 a.m. - 7:25 a.m.
Live competition Pommerman: Competition battles projected in the room (Competition)
Robin Chauhan, Takayuki Osogami
Sat 7:25 a.m. - 7:40 a.m.
Live competition Pommerman: Wrap-up, including a word from the winners (Competition)
Sat 7:40 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Break, poster viewing (Break)
Sat 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Renewal news recommendation platform (Talk)
Sat 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Panel discussion. Design principles and implementation issues (Panel)
Sergio Escalera
Sat 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Lunch break and poster viewing (Break and posters)
Sat 10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
Afternoon welcome and announcements (organizers) (Opening)
Sat 10:10 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
Wild evaluation of chat-bots (Talk)
Sat 10:40 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
Measuring Progress in Robotics (Talk)
Sat 11:10 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Competitions to Challenge Artificial Intelligence: from the L-Game to RoboCup (Talk)
Sat 11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Learning to run a power network (Talk)
Sat 12:10 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Break and poster viewing (Break and posters)
Sat 12:30 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Live competition The AI Driving Olympics: Introduction to Duckietown and the AI Driving Olympics (Competition)
Liam Paull, Jacopo Tani, Kirsten Bowser, Lin Jin, Cam Peron
Sat 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Live competition The AI Driving Olympics: Live running of top competitor entries (Competition)
Stepan Troeshestov, Jonathan Plante, Gianmarco Bernasconi
Sat 12:50 p.m. - 12:55 p.m.
Live competition The AI Driving Olympics: Containerization (Competition)
Breandan Considine
Sat 12:55 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Live competition The AI Driving Olympics: Reinforcement Learning approaches (Competition)
Florian Golemo
Sat 1:00 p.m. - 1:05 p.m.
Live competition The AI Driving Olympics: Supervised Learning approaches (Competition)
Manfred Díaz, Julian Zilly
Sat 1:05 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.
Live competition The AI Driving Olympics: Classical Robotics approaches (Competition)
Bhairav Mehta
Sat 1:10 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
Live competition The AI Driving Olympics: AWS and Sagemaker as enablers in the competition (Competition)
Sunil Mallya
Sat 1:20 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Live competition The AI Driving Olympics: nuTonomy sponsor placeholder (Competition)
Andrea Censi
Sat 1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Live competition The AI Driving Olympics: Final results and awards (Competition)
Jacopo Tani
Sat 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Panel discussion: Opportunities to organize new impactful challenges (Panel)
Jacob Abernethy

Author Information

Ralf Herbrich (Amazon)
Sergio Escalera (University of Barcelona and Computer Vision Center)

Sergio Escalera obtained the P.h.D. degree on Multi-class visual categorization systems at Computer Vision Center, UAB. He obtained the 2008 best Thesis award on Computer Science at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He leads the Human Pose Recovery and Behavior Analysis Group at UB, CVC, and the Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics. He is an associate professor at the Department of Mathematics and Informatics, Universitat de Barcelona. He is an adjunct professor at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Aalborg University, and Dalhousie University. He has been visiting professor at TU Delft and Aalborg Universities. He is a member of the Visual and Computational Learning consolidated research group of Catalonia. He is also a member of the Computer Vision Center at Campus UAB. He is Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Intelligent Systems and editorial board member of more than 5 international journals. He is advisor, director, and vice-president of ChaLearn Challenges in Machine Learning, leading ChaLearn Looking at People events. He is co-founder of PhysicalTech and Care Respite companies. He is also member of the AERFAI Spanish Association on Pattern Recognition, ACIA Catalan Association of Artificial Intelligence, and he is vice-chair of IAPR TC-12: Multimedia and visual information systems. He has different patents and registered models. He has published more than 150 research papers and participated in the organization of scientific events, including CCIA04, CCIA14, ICCV11, AMDO2016, FG2017, and workshops at ICCV11, ICMI13, ECCV14, CVPR15, ICCV15, CVPR16, ECCV16, ICPR16, NIPS16. He has been guest editor at JMLR, TPAMI, IJCV, TAC, and Neural Comp. and App. He has been area chair at WACV16, NIPS16, and FG17. His research interests include, between others, statistical pattern recognition, visual object recognition, and HCI systems, with special interest in human pose recovery and behavior analysis from multi-modal data.

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