Keynote Speakers

Jörg Bornschein
DeepMind, London, UK


Peter Flach
University of Bristol, UK
EiC of the Machine Learning Journal

George Karypis
University of Minnesota, USA


George Karypis is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor and an ADC Chair of Digital Technology at the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His research interests span the areas of data mining, high performance computing, information retrieval, collaborative filtering, bioinformatics, cheminformatics, and scientific computing. His research has resulted in the development of software libraries for serial and parallel graph partitioning (METIS and ParMETIS), hypergraph partitioning (hMETIS), for parallel Cholesky factorization (PSPASES), for collaborative filtering-based recommendation algorithms (SUGGEST), clustering high dimensional datasets (CLUTO), finding frequent patterns in diverse datasets (PAFI), and for protein secondary structure prediction (YASSPP). He has coauthored over 280 papers on
these topics and two books (“Introduction to Protein Structure Prediction: Methods and Algorithms” (Wiley, 2010) and “Introduction to Parallel Computing” (Publ. Addison Wesley, 2003, 2 nd edition)). In addition, he is serving on the program committees of many conferences and workshops on these topics, and on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Social Network Analysis and Data Mining Journal, International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics, the journal on Current Proteomics, Advances in Bioinformatics, and Biomedicine and Biotechnology.
He is a Fellow of the IEEE.


Martin Ravetti
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brasil


Andrey Raygorodsky
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia

Stephen Smale
- Fields Medal -
University of California Berkeley, USA


Past Keynote Speakers

The Keynote Speakers of the previous editions:

  • Nello Cristianini, University of Bristol, UK
  • Yi-Ke Guo, Imperial College London, UK
  • Vipin Kumar, University of Minnesota, USA
  • George Michailidis, University of Florida, USA
  • Stephen Muggleton, Imperial College London, UK
  • Panos Pardalos, University of Florida, USA
  • Jun Pei, Hefei University of Technology, China
  • Tomaso Poggio, MIT, USA
  • Ruslan Salakhutdinov, Carnegie Mellon University, USA, and AI Research at Apple
  • Vincenzo Sciacca, IBM, Italy
  • My Thai, University of Florida, USA