Conference on Mathematics of Machine Learning

February 22 - 25, 2021
Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Bielefeld University

In recent years, machine learning algorithms have seen an unprecedented success in a variety of fields, ranging from science and engineering to medicine and social sciences. As a result, artificial intelligence has been identified as one of the key technologies for future social and economic advance. With its rising importance also in failure sensitive systems, for example in medical devices and autonomous driving, the need for a systematic understanding of the functionality of machine learning algorithms and for guarantees on their accuracy and precision becomes vital. This calls for the development of a mathematical understanding of the structures and mechanism underlying the success of machine learning techniques. This endeavor has seen a significant increase of interest and efforts in recent years, crucially relying on interdisciplinary interaction, communicating mathematical progress and empirical research. The proposed conference is aimed as a contribution to this rapidly developing field, by bringing together experts from various mathematical areas with shared interest in applications to machine learning and experts from fields such as computer science and biology.

With the COVID-19 crisis there is some uncertainty concerning the possibility of meetings and traveling in February 2021. While we proceed optimistically, for the case that the conference cannot be held at the aforementioned date, we already would like to point out the tentative alternative date August 9, 2021 - August 13, 2021.

Date and Location

February 22 - 25, 2021
Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Bielefeld University
Methoden 1
33615 Bielefeld

Scientific Organizers

Benjamin Gess, MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences & Universität Bielefeld

Guido Montúfar, MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences & UCLA

Nihat Ay, MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences & Leipzig University & Sante Fe Institute

Administrative Contact

Antje Vandenberg
MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences
Contact by Email

21.10.2020, 01:27