Transylvanian Machine Learning Summer School

Call for Participation

Transylvanian Machine Learning Summer School
July 16-22, 2018, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Email: contact at
Application opens: January 22, 2018
Application closes: March 30, 2018
Notification of acceptance: April 27, 2018

Motivation and description

TMLSS is a machine learning summer school that aims to popularize topics around machine learning and artificial intelligence and to encourage research in these fields. The summer school will be held in Eastern Europe – this year in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. By bringing together high quality lecturers and students from all over the world, we strive to enable communication and networking between the Eastern Europe research community and students and researchers from established groups around the world.

The school is open to participants from all over the world. The selection process has equal opportunities and diversity at heart, and will assess interest and knowledge of machine learning.

The theme of this edition will be Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning. The programme consists of lectures and hands-on practical sessions on core topics such as Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Reinforcement Learning, and Generative Models. Additional advanced topics include Robotics and the Theory of Neural Networks.

List of confirmed lecturers

  • Doina Precup, McGill University & DeepMind
  • Dumitru Erhan, Google Brain
  • Guido Montúfar, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Jan Chorowski, University of Wrocław & Google Brain
  • Kyunghyun Cho, New York University & Facebook AI Research
  • Lucian Bușoniu, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
  • Luigi Malagò, Romanian Institute of Science and Technology
  • Marius Leordeanu, Politechnica University of Bucharest & Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy
  • Raia Hadsell, DeepMind
  • Razvan Pascanu, DeepMind

Lab instructors

  • Diana Borsa, DeepMind & University College London
  • Mihaela Rosca, DeepMind
  • Viorica Patraucean, DeepMind
  • Wojtek Czarnecki, DeepMind


  • Doina Precup, McGill University & DeepMind
  • Luigi Malagò, Romanian Institute of Science and Technology
  • Răzvan Florian, Romanian Institute of Science and Technology
  • Razvan Pascanu, DeepMind
  • Viorica Patraucean, DeepMind


  • Romanian Institute of Science and Technology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Poster session

Participants are encouraged to present posters on their research work and interests. The work described does not have to be novel. For example, students can present their experience of reproducing published work.

Presenting a poster increases the chance of being selected. Participants that choose to present a poster will be asked to submit an abstract during registration.

Social events

The programme includes several opportunities for socializing and networking, such as welcoming reception, half-day trip around Cluj, farewell dinner.


A limited number of scholarships will be offered to students, based on financial considerations.

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