Assistant Professor Named to IEEE’s AI’s 10 to Watch List

Diyi Yang, an assistant professor at the Machine Learning Center at Georgia Tech (ML@GT) and School of Interactive Computing has been named to IEEE’s The Future of AI: AI’s 10 to Watch 2020 list. The list recognizes 10 young academics who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in artificial intelligence. Yang has distinguished herself by pioneering an… Continue reading Assistant Professor Named to IEEE’s AI’s 10 to Watch List

ML@GT Awards First-Ever Doctorate in Machine Learning from Georgia Tech

In early December, Harsh Shrivastava became the first person to be awarded a doctorate in machine learning from Georgia Tech. “It’s a special, happy feeling to be the first recipient of a ML Ph.D. degree. I am much obliged to my advisor, thesis committee members, friends and academic staff of Georgia Tech for their help… Continue reading ML@GT Awards First-Ever Doctorate in Machine Learning from Georgia Tech

New Podcast and Video Series Seeks to Highlight AI Researchers Stories Over Stats

With accolades showered upon them, seemingly perfect educational pedigrees, and conversations focused mostly on their groundbreaking work, it’s hard to remember that artificial intelligence (AI) researchers are real people. They’re people who take ballet classes as an adult, who suffer from anxiety, and love art. They’re also people who feel giddy over fresh flowers, have… Continue reading New Podcast and Video Series Seeks to Highlight AI Researchers Stories Over Stats

ML@GT Students Learn Valuable Skills from Internships Despite Participating Remotely

Summertime is usually a time when students from the Machine Learning Center at Georgia Tech (ML@GT) are dispersed around the world interning at prestigious companies. While a global pandemic kept them from working out of shiny corporate offices and labs, however, students were able to still remotely intern for companies like Facebook, Qualcomm, Microsoft Research,… Continue reading ML@GT Students Learn Valuable Skills from Internships Despite Participating Remotely

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