Every year, the workshop centers around a specific topic and hosts leading researchers who present tutorials in their areas of expertise. The workshop also features academic activities of broad interest and a poster session. Recent keynote speakers are listed below.

2016

  • Animashree Anandkumar, The University of California at Irvine
  • Anshumali Shrivastava, Rice University

2015

  • Rob Fergus, New York University
  • John Langford, Microsoft Research

2014

  • Robert Kleinberg, Cornell University
  • Tim Roughgarden, Stanford University

2013

  • Piotr Indyk, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Sanjeev Arora, Princeton University

2012

  • Stephen Wright, The University of Wisconsin
  • Alex Smola, Google/Carnegie Mellon University

2011

  • Ramesh Johari, Stanford University
  • Asu Ozdaglar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2010

  • Andrea Montanari, Stanford University
  • Martin Wainwright, The University of California at Berkeley

2009

  • Devavrat Shah, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008

  • Suhas Diggavi, The University of California at Los Angeles