November 5-6, 2020

7am PST / 10am EST / 4pm CET

The machine learning conference for software developers

  • 2
    Of ML talks
  • 20+
    Discussing the scene
  • 5K+
    Getting a grip on ML

ML experts.

Hands-on education.

Real-world machine learning.

MLConf EU is an online event for software developers and tech leads to learn about the practical application of machine learning. Join the event from anywhere in the world on November 5-6, 2020, get a clearer idea of ML best practices, and apply them for your project.

This year, you can expect:

  • Speakers from

  • Google

  • Microsoft

  • Facebook

  • to present about

  • Deep Learning

  • Computer Vision

  • AI

  • NLP

  • Data Science

  • From zero to hero

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Exceptional ML speakers

In-depth talks from machine learning field experts

Virtual get-together

Network in live chat rooms and make new friends

Remote, safe, yet fun

Socialize at remote afterparties and gaming tournaments

Speakers & Instructors

Andreas Müller
Microsoft, USA
Talk: Dabl: Automatic Machine Learning with a Human in the Loop

Andreas Müller is a Principal Research SDE at Microsoft, where he works on the interface of the Data Science ecosystem and cloud infrastructure.

He previously held positions as Associate Research Scientist at the Columbia Data Science Institute and as a Research Engineer at the NYU Center for Data Science.

He is one of the core developers of the scikit-learn machine learning library, a member of the scikit-learn technical committee, and the author of the book "Introduction to machine learning with Python".

His work focuses on practical aspects of machine learning and the development of user-centric machine learning software.

Thomas Wolf
HuggingFace, Netherlands
Talk: An Introduction to Transfer Learning in NLP and HuggingFace

Thomas Wolf is co-founder and Chief Science Officer of HuggingFace. His team is on a mission to catalyze and democratize NLP research. Prior to HuggingFace, Thomas gained a Ph.D. in physics, and later a law degree. He worked as a physics researcher and a European Patent Attorney.

Beril Sirmacek
Jonkoping University & the Owner of Create4D, Netherlands
Talk: Computer Vision Using OpenCV

Beril Sirmacek is a Dutch AI researcher. She received her PhD degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2009. Later she has worked with German Aerospace Center and pursued a habilitation degree with University of Osnabrueck.

She is an assistant professor at Jonkoping AI Lab and also leading her company create4D. Beril is passionate to use computer vision and AI algorithms for creating useful healthcare and earth care solutions.

Beril has taught a MSc course at the University of Augsburg in 2010, only on OpenCV. As a computer vision scientist and developer, she has been using it regularly for many years.

Laurence Moroney
Google, USA
Talk: Teaching ML and AI to Coders

Laurence Moroney leads AI Advocacy at Google, working as part of the Google Research into Machine Intelligence (RMI) team. He's the author of more programming books than he can count, including 'AI and Machine Learning for Coders' with OReilly, to be published in October 2020. He's also the instructor and creator of the TensorFlow In Practice, and TensorFlow Data and Deployment specializations on Coursera. He also runs the YouTube channel for tensorflow at Youtube.com/tensorflow, and the TensorFlow certificate program for developers at tensorflow.org/certificate. When not working on AI, he's a published Sci-Fi author, comic book creator and IMDB-listed screenwriter.

Haifeng Jin
Keras Team at Google, USA
Talk: Boost Productivity with Keras Ecosystem

Haifeng is a member of Keras team at Google and a PhD candidate in DATA Lab at Texas A&M University. His research interests are AutoML and deep learning. He is the creator and project lead of AutoKeras, which aims to make deep learning more accessible with AutoML techniques.

Shivani Poddar
Facebook, USA
Talk: How to Machine Learn-ify any Product

Shivani Poddar is a Machine Learning Tech Lead for the Meeting Assistant team at Workplace, Facebook, leading the development of meeting assistants for making remote collaboration easier for work. Previously, Shivani built and launched the foundational machine learning and AI stack for Facebook Portal, spearheading product and engineering development across social graph technology for ML, deep personalization for a smarter calling experience.

She was also the first ever student at Carnegie Mellon to be funded by the Amazon Alexa Prize, where she and her team built a social chatbot, eventually deployed to tens of thousands of users through Alexa. During her time at CMU she also pursued research in the field of Natural Language Generation, Reinforcement Learning for chatbots and multimodal machine learning.

Outside of Work, Shivani has emerged as one of the leaders in talking about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Consumers as well as Enterprises. She has been a speaker at numerous conferences over the last 2 years covering topics such as – Diversity and Bias in AI, Future of Work, Immersive Multimodal Assistants. She is also a mentor for young aspirants looking to become the next innovators in the field, and regularly volunteers in resume building workshops, panels for hiring and Q&As on LinkedIn.

Jason Mayes
Google, USA
Talk: TensorFlow.js 101: ML in the Browser and Beyond

Jason is a Senior Developer Advocate for TensorFlow.js at Google.

Jason combines his knowledge of the technical and creative worlds to solve complex, strategic / technical challenges for Google's largest customers and internal teams. Developing innovative world firsts utilizing the latest technologies and hardware is a key component of his role to rapidly prototype new ideas and consult on project solutions globally.

With a background in Computer Science at the University of Bristol, England, where he specialized in reality mining and invisible computing, Jason has been a "hybrid engineer" for over 15 years. Combining his passion for several areas including both front and back end web programming, but also design and user experience, he has worked in many sizes of companies from startups (including founding his own) to Google.

Marco Gorelli
Samsung R&D Institute UK, UK
Talk: Never Have an Unmaintainable Jupyter Notebook Again!

Marco is a Data Scientist at the Samsung R&D Institute UK. Outside of work, he is a maintainer of pandas (data wrangling platform for Python widely adopted in the scientific computing community) and author of nbQA (code quality tool for Jupyter Notebooks). He holds an MSc in Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science from the University of Oxford.

Jayeeta Putatunda
Indellient US Inc., USA
Talk: Power of Transfer Learning in NLP: Build a Text Classification Model Using BERT

Jayeeta is a Senior Data Scientist with 4+ years of industry experience. Currently, she is working on machine learning and NLP projects and explores a lot of state-of-the-art models to build cool products at Indellient US Inc., a leading software development and IT professional services company working with Fortune 100 companies. Prior to that, she worked at Deloitte. Jayeeta is also engaged with some amazing organizations like Women Who Code and Women Tech Network to promote and inspire more women to take up STEM and often leads technical webinars and talks. She received her Master of Science in Quantitative Methods and Modeling from City University of New York, NY and Bachelor of Science in Economics and Statistics from West Bengal State University, India.

Mikhail Burtsev
DeepPavlov.ai, Russia
Talk: DeepPavlov Agent: Open-source Framework for Multiskill Conversational AI

Mikhail Burtsev is a head of Neural Networks and Deep Learning Laboratory at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He is also a founder and leader of open-source conversational AI framework DeepPavlov. Mikhail had proposed and co-organize a series of academic Conversational AI Challenges (including NIPS 2017, NeurIPS 2018, EMNLP 2020).

His research interests are in the fields of Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Complex Systems. Mikhail Burtsev has published more than 20 technical papers including – Nature, Artificial Life, Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, and other peer-reviewed venues.

Dipanjan Sarkar
Applied Materials, India

Dipanjan (DJ) Sarkar is a Data Science Lead at Applied Materials, leading advanced analytics efforts around computer vision, natural language processing and deep learning. He is also a Google Developer Expert in Machine Learning. He has also been recently recognized as one of the Top Ten Data Scientists in India, 2020 by Analytics India Magazine & TechGig. Dipanjan has advised and worked with several startups as well as Fortune 500 companies like Intel and Open Source organizations like Red Hat (now IBM). He primarily works on leveraging data science, machine learning and deep learning to build large- scale intelligent systems and evangelizing data science to the community.

Dipanjan is also a published author, having authored several books on R, Python, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, and Deep Learning.

Håkan Silfvernagel
Miles AS, Norway
Talk: Machine Learning on the Edge Using TensorFlow Lite

Håkan holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and in addition, he holds a Master’s degree in Leadership and Organizational behavior. He has also taken courses on university level in psychology, interaction design and human-computer interaction. He has 20 years’ experience of software development in various positions such as developer, tester, architect, project manager, scrum master, practice manager and team lead.

Håkan is Chairman of the local chapter of the Norwegian .NET User Group Oslo (NNUG) and is active as an Ambassador for Oslo.AI the local chapter for the global City.AI community.

Håkan is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in AI.

Currently, Håkan is working as Manager AI and Big Data at Miles AS, a Norwegian consultancy company.

Robert Plummer
iFit, USA
Talk: The Evolution Revolution

Robert is a full stack engineer with 15 years of developer experience, helping lead a node based machine learning team at iFit. From an early age, he strove to understand how things worked by taking them apart, and putting them back together. He became interested in machine learning in 2015, saw a larger need in the node community, and eventually became a maintainer of Brain.js and GPU.js. His desire to convey the simplicity of neural networks was manifest in his machine learning course on scrimba: Neural networks in JavaScript.

Frans van Dunné
ixpantia, Costa Rica
Talk: Processing Robot Data at Scale with R and Kubernetes

Frans is Chief Data Officer at ixpantia. He combines a diverse skill-set, that includes business analysis, data analysis and enterprise architecture, with more than 15 years of experience to help organizations respond to their data driven innovation needs quickly and effectively. Frans has a PhD in biology from the University of Amsterdam and has taught at universities in Europe and Latin America. As a consultant he has facilitated in-company training on diverse topics, including data driven innovation, applied statistics, statistical programming and machine learning.

Yama Anin Aminof
MyPart, Israel
Talk: Can You Sing with All the Voices of the Features?

Yama is a data scientist at MyPart, an Israeli startup in the music industry, developing algorithms and researching lyrical and musical song features. In her spare time, she gives tech talks at conferences and meetups (Geektime Code, PyData Tel Aviv, IsraelClouds); and mentors a group of developers through their first steps in the data science world as a part of Baot - Israel’s largest community of senior female engineers and computer scientists. Yama has a B.Sc in mathematics and physics from Tel Aviv University where she also expresses her passion for music by playing the saxophone in the TAU Wind Band.

Javier Alcaide Pérez
Bluetab Solutions, Spain
Talk: Browser Session Analytics: The Key to Fraud Detection

Javier Alcaide is a mathematician and software developer focused on data science and machine learning. His professional career is based on the use of advanced analytics and big data techniques within the financial sector. His current role is the design and construction of AI models and the analysis of data using ETL processing with Big Data technologies.

Bernhard Suhm
MathWorks, USA
Talk: Broadening AI Adoption with AutoML

Bernhard Suhm is the product manager for Machine Learning at MathWorks. He works closely with customer facing and development teams to address customer needs and market trends in our machine learning related products, primarily the Statistics and Machine Learning toolbox. Prior to joining MathWorks Bernhard led analyst teams and developed methods applying analytics to optimizing the delivery of customer service in call centers. He also held positions at a usability consulting company and Carnegie Mellon University. He received a PhD in Computer Science specializing in speech user interfaces from Karlsruhe University in Germany.

Sachin Dangayach
Applied Materials, India

Sachin is a Deputy Director at Applied Materials leading efforts in Data Science and Advanced Analytics with a team of data scientists, working to provide innovative solutions with a focus on AI enablement in various products and systems for the semiconductor equipment manufacturing industry.

He has over 15 years of diverse experience in the Industry around Software, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

Program Committee

Gant Laborde
Infinite Red, USA

Gant Laborde is an owner of Infinite Red, mentor, adjunct professor, published author, and award-winning speaker. For 20 years, he has been involved in software development and continues strong today. He is an “open sourcerer”, team leader, and aspires to one day become a mad scientist. He blogs, videos, and maintains popular repositories for the community. Follow Gant’s adventures at gantlaborde.com.

Sayak Paul
Deep Learning Associate @ PyImageSearch, India

Sayak loves understanding how things work and explaining them well.

Dmitry Soshnikov
Cloud Developer Advocate @ Microsoft, Russia

Dmitry is a Microsoft veteran, working for more than 13 years. He started as a Technical Evangelist, and in this role presented on numerous conferences, including twice being on stage with Steve Ballmer. He then worked for 2 years as Senior Software Engineer, helping big European companies to start pilot digital transformation projects based on AI and ML. As Cloud Developer Advocate, Dmitry focuses on creating educational content and working with academic and research institutions. He is also an Associate Professor at MIPT, HSE and MAI in Moscow, a big fan of functional programming and F#, and a maintainer/primary developer of mPyPl library. In his spare time, Dmitry explores Science Art and Technological Magic, as well as performs Chinese tea ceremonies. He can be reached at soshnikov.com.

Eve Pardi
Data Scientist, AI MVP @ Laerdal, Denmark

Microsoft AI MVP. Software Developer and Data Scientist.

Eva is absolutely obsessed with data and passionate about AI. Her main interest is to save lives and support humanity with the help of AI and data. Working in full time at Laerdal.

In her free time she writes articles, speaks at conferences about data and AI. Her aim is to make people understand how intelligent applications affect our lives, how to use and control them.

Yuriy Guts
Principal Machine Learning Engineer @ DataRobot, Ukraine

Yuriy Guts is a Principal Machine Learning Engineer at DataRobot with over 10 years of industry experience in data science and software architecture. His primary interests are productionalizing data science, automated machine learning, time series forecasting, and processing spoken and written language. He teaches AI and ML at UCU, competes on Kaggle, and has led multiple international data science and engineering teams.

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We try our best to make the event accessible and inclusive for a diverse audience. We would like to especially thank Firebase who has supported this initiative and helped us provide Diversity Scholarships for people from the groups that are underrepresented in tech.

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