News and Activities



  • January 2018: I’ll be a Publications chair for ICML2018, and the Tutorials chair for UAI2018.
  • November 2017: I’ll be an area chair for AISTATS 2018 and ICLR 2018.
  • October 2017: More than excited to speak at the launch of the Imperial College Machine Learning Initiative, their university wide initiative to unify and strengthen their machine learning leadership.
  • September 2017: Months of work finally coming together at the  1st Deep Learning Indaba, in Johannesburg.
  • August 2017: Giving the  UAI2017 Tutorial on Deep Generative Models.
  • August 2017:  Organising the ICML2017 Workshop on Implicit Generative Models.
  • June 2017: Speaking at the Sheffield Machine Learning Group retreat on ‘Observations and Inspirations: Mutual Inspirations between Cognitive and Statistical Sciences’.
  • May 2017: Speaking at the Gatsby-Kakenhi workshop on ‘Plausible Reasoning in Artificial Agents’.
  • January 2017: I’ll be an area chair for ICML 2017 and NIPS 2017.
  • December 2016: Will be discussing 4 papers at NIPS 2016.
  • August 2016: I’ll be speaking at the NIPS 2016 Workshop on Bayesian Deep Learning.
  • August 2016: I’ll be an area chair for ICLR 2017.
  • August 2016: I gave a tutorial at the 2016 Deep Learning Summer School in Montreal on ‘Building Machines that Imagine and Reason: Principles and Applications of Deep Generative Models’.
  • June 2016: With David Blei and Rajesh Ranganath, we’ll be giving a tutorial at NIPS 2016 entitled ‘Variational Inference: Foundations and Modern Methods’.
  • March 2016: I am one of the organisers of the ICML 2016 Workshop on Data-efficient Machine Learning.
  • August 2015: I am one of the organisers of the the NIPS 2015 Workshop on Advances in Approximate Inference.
  • January 2015: I’ll be an Area Chair for NIPS 2015.
  • September 2014: We’ll be at NIPS to discuss our paper on ‘Semi-supervised learning with Deep Generative Models’.
  • August 2014: I am one of the organisers of the NIPS 2014 Workshop on Advances in Variational Inference.
  • June 2014: I gave a talk at ICML in Beijing on our paper on ‘Stochastic Backpropagation and Approximate Inference in Deep Generative Models’.