NeurIPS 2018 Competition Track Day 2
Ralf Herbrich · Sergio Escalera

Sat Dec 8th 08:00 AM -- 06:30 PM @ Room 511 CF
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08:00 AM Morning welcome and introduction (Opening)
08:10 AM Facebook project on developing benchmarks of algorithms in realistic settings (Talk)
08:40 AM Machine Learning Challenges for Researching Human-Machine Teaming (Talk)
09:10 AM Live competition Pommerman: Introduction to Pommerman, the community, and the sponsors (Competition) Cinjon Resnick, Wes Eldridge
09:20 AM Live competition Pommerman: Competition battles projected in the room (Competition) Robin Chauhan, Takayuki Osogami
10:25 AM Live competition Pommerman: Wrap-up, including a word from the winners (Competition)
10:40 AM Break, poster viewing (Break)
11:00 AM Renewal news recommendation platform (Talk)
11:30 AM Panel discussion. Design principles and implementation issues (Panel) Sergio Escalera
12:00 PM Lunch break and poster viewing (Break and posters)
01:00 PM Afternoon welcome and announcements (organizers) (Opening)
01:10 PM Wild evaluation of chat-bots (Talk)
01:40 PM Measuring Progress in Robotics (Talk)
02:10 PM Competitions to Challenge Artificial Intelligence: from the L-Game to RoboCup (Talk)
02:40 PM Learning to run a power network (Talk)
03:10 PM Break and poster viewing (Break and posters)
03:30 PM 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
03:30 PM Live competition The AI Driving Olympics: Live running of top competitor entries (Competition) Stepan Troeshestov, Jonathan Plante, Gianmarco Bernasconi
03:50 PM Live competition The AI Driving Olympics: Containerization (Competition) Breandan Considine
03:55 PM Live competition The AI Driving Olympics: Reinforcement Learning approaches (Competition) Florian Golemo
04:00 PM Live competition The AI Driving Olympics: Supervised Learning approaches (Competition) Manfred Díaz, Julian Zilly
04:05 PM Live competition The AI Driving Olympics: Classical Robotics approaches (Competition) Bhairav Mehta
04:10 PM Live competition The AI Driving Olympics: AWS and Sagemaker as enablers in the competition (Competition) Sunil Mallya
04:20 PM Live competition The AI Driving Olympics: nuTonomy sponsor placeholder (Competition) Andrea Censi
04:45 PM Live competition The AI Driving Olympics: Final results and awards (Competition) Jacopo Tani
05:00 PM 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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