May 16–17     Chicago, IL

MMLS 2023

Midwest Machine Learning Symposium

Machine Learning Research in the Midwest

About the event

The Midwest ML Symposium aims to convene regional machine learning researchers for stimulating discussions and debates, to foster cross-institutional collaboration, and to showcase the collective talent of ML researchers at all career stages. [past events]

When: May 16–17, 2023

Where: Dorin Forum @ UIC [map it]

Parking and public transportation:

  • • Ample Parking is available for a flat-rate of $10/day to UIC Dorin Forum attendees, only in Parking Lot 5 located at 1135 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607.
  • • The nearest L-train Station is the Blue Line at UIC-Halsted (10-15 minute walk).
  • • The 8, 12, 18, and 62 Busses stop at Roosevelt and Halsted, next to the Forum.

Accommodation: There are no designated hotels for the symposium. Chicago offers many hotel options. Some of the closest hotels to the venue are: The Crowne Plaza in West Loop, The Hilton Garden Inn in South Loop, and The Best Western on Grant Park.

Sponsors apply

The Midwest ML Symposium offers various opportunities of exposure. In addition to the satisfaction of supporting the regional Machine Learning community, you will be gratefully recognized in various media and materials and have the possibility to more closely engage with the participants.

2023 organizers

Mladen Kolar (co-chair, UChicago), Mesrob Ohannessian (co-chair, UIC), Ian Kash (UIC), Ramya Korlakai Vinayak (UW Madison), Bo Li (UIUC), Daniel J. McDonald (UBC, formerly IU), Andrew Perrault (OSU), Yixin Wang (UMich), Zhaoran Wang (Northwestern), Ermin Wei (Northwestern).

Advisory board

Rob Nowak (chair, UW-Madison), Maxim Raginsky (UIUC), Laura Balzano (UMich), Mikhail Belkin (OSU), Avrim Blum (TTIC), Rebecca Willett (UChicago), Nati Srebro (TTIC), Po-Ling Loh (Cambridge, formerly UW-Madison), Matus Telgarsky (UIUC), Mike Franklin (UChicago).

Plenary Speakers

Anna C. Gilbert
Anna C Gilbert

Yale University

Tara Javidi
Tara Javidi

University of California, San Diego

Sheila McIlraith
Sheila McIlraith

University of Toronto

Noah A. Smith
Noah A Smith

University of Washington

Invited Speakers

Bryon Aragam
Bryon Aragam

University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

Lu Cheng
Lu Cheng

University of Illinois, Chicago

Michał Dereziński
Michał Dereziński

University of Michigan

Kartik Goyal
Kartik Goyal

Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago

Feng Ruan
Feng Ruan

Northwestern University

Ju Sun
Ju Sun

University of Minnesota

Shenlong Wang
Shenlong Wang

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Qiaomin Xie
Qiaomin Xie

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Fei Xue
Fei Xue

Purdue University

Xueru Zhang
Xueru Zhang

The Ohio State University


Please note that the schedule is still tentative.

Titles, Abstracts and Bios for Plenary and Invited Sessions.
List of Accepted Posters, along with assigned Sessions.

Outstanding poster awards

Platinum sponsors

Gold sponsors

Silver sponsors

Bronze sponsors


Travel award for underrepresented groups

Support for this travel award has been provided by The Ohio State University through NSF grant CNS-1901057 and AI-EDGE (CNS-2112471).

Registration form:

Please click the link below to register for attendance (required). You may also request student housing using this form.


Code of conduct

The Midwest Machine Learning Symposium is a forum for community-building and scholarly exchange, and we hope to foster a welcoming and positive environment for everyone. We will not tolerate any form of harassment, discrimination, or abuse. As a general code of conduct, we will adopt the ACM Policy Against Harassment. Since the event will be held on the grounds of the University of Illinois Chicago, participants should also be aware of the UIC policies.

To report an incident or discuss any concerns, please approach an MMLS 2023 co-chair or email You may also use the UIC reporting options, including reaching out to the Title IX coordinator.

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