Cyber Valley ends third year on a high note at leading global Machine Learning conference
Twenty-seven submissions from Cyber Valley accepted to the upcoming NeurIPS
According to a ranking based on the number of publications at the top global machine learning conferences NeurIPS and ICML from 2009 to 2019, Cyber Valley’s academic partners currently take first place in Europe and Germany. Worldwide, the research consortium ranks 8th place.
Stuttgart/Tübingen – With 27 accepted papers, researchers from the Cyber Valley ecosystem are set to make a strong showing at the upcoming 33rd Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS). The world’s leading conference for machine learning is set to take place in Vancouver, Canada from December 8-14.
Submissions to NeurIPS have doubled since 2017, reflecting rapid growth in the field of machine learning. This year, a record-breaking 6743 papers were submitted to the conference, of which 1428 were accepted.
“Our solid presence at one of the world’s most competitive machine learning conferences clearly shows that scientists from Cyber Valley are among the very best,” said Professor Bernhard Schölkopf, Managing Director at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen and Director of the institute’s Empirical Inference department. “As Cyber Valley approaches its third anniversary, our success at NeurIPS unequivocally demonstrates the momentum the Stuttgart-Tübingen region has gained as a global hotspot for AI research.”
Founded in December 2016 in southwestern Germany, the Cyber Valley initiative is Europe’s leading research consortium in the field of artificial intelligence. According to a ranking based on the number of publications at the top global conferences in machine learning NeurIPS and ICML from 2009 to 2019, Cyber Valley’s academic partners currently place eigth worldwide, and take first place in Europe and Germany.
“Research excellence is the main reason why the Cyber Valley initiative has grown in leaps and bounds since it was founded three years ago. An AI ecosystem has emerged in the heart of Baden-Württemberg that is unparalleled in Europe,” says Schölkopf. This ecosystem has seen several major milestones in the past month alone, among them the accession of Fraunhofer Gesellschaft; the launch of the new Cyber Valley Start-Up Network; additional investments by industrial partners Robert Bosch GmbH and Amazon in Tübingen; and the successful close of a third round of applications at the International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems, the PhD program which was founded as part of the Cyber Valley initiative.
A full list of papers, authors, and their affiliations is available on the Cyber Valley press page.
Cyber Valley is Europe’s largest research consortiums in the field of artificial intelligence, with partners from science, business, and society. Cyber Valley strengthens research and education in the fields of machine learning, computer vision and robotics, as well as connections between these scientific disciplines.
The research network was established at the end of 2016. Founding partners are the MPI-IS, the University of Stuttgart, the University of Tübingen, the State of Baden-Württemberg, and the following seven industrial partners: Amazon, the BMW Group, IAV GmbH, Daimler AG, Porsche AG, Robert Bosch GmbH and ZF Friedrichshafen AG. Together, these partners aim to strengthen the region by increasing research activities, creating an ecosystem for start-ups and technology transfer, and increasing the visibility of Baden-Württemberg as a global hotspot for AI research and development. Cyber Valley is also supported by the Christian Bürkert Foundation, the Gips-Schüle Foundation, the Vector Foundation and the Carl Zeiss Foundation.