ML@GT Expands Natural Language Processing and Data Science Research with New Faculty Hires

At the start of the 2020 fall term, Wei “Coco” Xu, Alan Ritter, Shihao Yang, and Jing Li will join the Machine Learning Center at Georgia Tech (ML@GT) as faculty members. Xu and Ritter join as the center continues to expand its footprint in the natural language processing field. “We are happy and excited to… Continue reading ML@GT Expands Natural Language Processing and Data Science Research with New Faculty Hires

ML@GT to Present Nine Papers at Competitive Machine Learning Conference

The International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) received nearly 5,000 submissions for its 2020 conference and accepted 1,088 papers. Machine Learning Center at Georgia Tech (ML@GT) researchers authored nine accepted papers. The papers explore topics like privacy, semantics in predictive agents, data science, and artificial intelligence. One paper, Boosting Frank-Wolfe by Chasing Gradients, proposes a new state-of-the-art algorithm for constrained… Continue reading ML@GT to Present Nine Papers at Competitive Machine Learning Conference

ML@GT Announces Fall Seminar Series Speakers

Each semester, hundreds of students, faculty, and external guests are treated to talks by some of the world’s most renowned scientists. This fall, the Machine Learning Center at Georgia Tech (ML@GT) will host five talks as a part of its Fall Seminar Series. Speakers come from industry and academia, giving attendees exposure to problems being… Continue reading ML@GT Announces Fall Seminar Series Speakers

Batra and Davenport Honored with Prestigious Science Award from the White House

In early July, President Donald J. Trump awarded top scientists and engineers with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineering (PECASE). Three Georgia Tech faculty members have been named recipients. Dhruv Batra, Mark Davenport, and Matthew McDowell were three of the 12 researchers recognized from the state of Georgia. PECASE is “the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to… Continue reading Batra and Davenport Honored with Prestigious Science Award from the White House

Home Sweet Coda

In a few short months, as some students graduate and others prepare for summer break, the Machine Learning Center at Georgia Tech will be getting a new home. Faculty and graduate students will move to Coda, the newest addition to Georgia Tech’s growing presence in Tech Square and a mile east from the center’s current… Continue reading Home Sweet Coda

Machine Learning Meets Interactive Stories

By Mark Riedl, Associate Professor at Georgia Tech On Friday, December 28th Netflix aired a special episode of their Black Mirror series called Bandersnatch. What made Bandersnatch interesting is that it was an interactive story: watchers could use a remote control to choose options at various points throughout the story’s progression to influence character choice and plot progression. (This post does not contain… Continue reading Machine Learning Meets Interactive Stories