Affinity Events
Community Activities and Mentorship
Miriam Rateike · Deborah Kanubala

This session welcomes everyone in the AISTATS community who identifies with one or more affinity groups or as an ally. The event will be in the form of speed networking, where you will meet fellow participants in short 1:1 sessions. Share your experiences, opportunities and challenges with others. At the end of the event, maybe you will find a mentor, mentee, peer or even a collaborator? The event is hosted by Miriam Rateike (Max-Planck-Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen & University of Saarland) and Deborah Dormah Kanubala (University of Saarland).

Community Activities and Mentorship

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The goal of these mentoring sessions is to facilitate sharing of experiences between members of the community which would not happen otherwise. Mentoring sessions are hosted on MeMentor and take place at various times from Monday, March 28th to Wednesday, March 30th; see here for exact times and mentor names.

Community Activities and Mentorship
Maria Skoularidou · Johan Obando Ceron · Pablo Samuel Castro · Sarah Tan · Ezinne Nwankwo · Sanae Lotfi

Ezinne Nwanko (UC Berkeley), Sanae Lofti (New York University), Maria Skoularidou (University of Cambridge), and Johan Obando Cerón (Mila, University of Montreal) will discuss their career paths and how their respective affinity groups helped them along their journey in a panel moderated by Pablo Samuel Castro (Google Brain). The panel is followed by an open social for AISTATS attendees hosted by Sarah Tan (Meta).

Community Activities and Mentorship
Jessica Kohlschmidt · Christina Papadimitriou · Tatjana Chavdarova

Women in Machine Learning (WiML) and the Caucus for Women in Statistics (CWS) welcome AISTATS attendees to this social event. The event will start with icebreakers to encourage networking among participants. In the main part of the event there will be a Q&A with WiML sponsors, WiML board members and CWS board members in an open format: participants are encouraged to come with questions on various topics ranging from career advice or time-management to conducting research. The event is hosted by Tatjana Chavdarova (UC Berkeley), Christina Papadimitriou (Palo Alto Networks), and Jessica Kohlschmidt (Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center).

Community Activities and Mentorship
Pablo Samuel Castro · Sarah Tan · Bilal Alsallakh · Matias Valdenegro-Toro · Laya Rafiee Sevyeri · Aaditya Ramdas

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This event celebrates the submission mentorship program, with mentees presenting talks on their papers, and talks from experienced researchers in the ML community on good research practices. The workshop ends with an open social for AISTATS attendees.

Agenda (all times in UTC)

  • 17:00 - 17:20 (livestream) -- Learnings from AISTATS 2022 Submission Mentoring Program, Pablo Samuel Castro (Google Brain) and Sarah Tan (Meta)

  • 17:20 - 17:30 (livestream) -- Mentee Talks and Experience Sharing: AD-CGAN: Contrastive Generative Adversarial Network for Anomaly Detection, Laya Rafiee (Concordia University)

  • 17:30 - 17:45 (livestream) -- Good Research Practices: How to write a great paper, Bilal Alsallakh (Meta)

  • 17:45 - 18:00 (livestream) -- Good Research Practices: How to present your research, Li Chen (Meta)

  • 18:00 - 18:15 (livestream) -- Good Research Practices: How to read papers, Aaditya Ramdas (Carnegie Mellon University)

  • 18:15 - 18:30 (livestream) -- Good Research Practices: Tips for grad school research, Matias Valdenegro (University of Groningen)

  • 18:30 - 19:00 (no livestream) -- Open Social