Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI is proud to launch a series of minisymposia on leading trends in Finnish AI research in conjunction with the weekly Machine Learning Coffee Seminars.

Each minisymposium will last for 2 hours and consist of selected expert addresses and a set of 5-minute flash talks. 

Time: Mondays 9:00–11:00
Venue: The location alternates between Aalto University and the University of Helsinki

You are warmly welcome to join!


Program of FCAI minisymposium series


Agile probabilistic AI on March 26, T6, CS building, Otaniemi

Confirmed speakers:

Professor Aki Vehtari: Probabilistic programming and Stan
Professor Arto Klami: Automated variational inference
Dr. Henri Vuollekoski: ELFI - Engine for Likelihood Free Inference

Organizers: Aki Vehtari and Arto Klami

Simulator-based inference on April 9, A129, Chemicum, Kumpula

Confirmed speakers:

Jukka Corander: Negative Frequency-Dependent Selection Dictates the Fate of Bacteria
Samuel Kaski: Inferring Cognitive Simulators From Data
Jaakko Lehtinen: Why learn something you know?

Flash talks:

Ville Kyrki: Simulator-based inference in robotics
Milica Todorović: Optimising Technologies with Bayesian Inference
Henri Pesonen: ABC and model selection

Organizers: Samuel Kaski and Jaakko Lehtinen

Interactive AI on May 14, T6, CS-building, Otaniemi

Confirmed speakers:

Antti Oulasvirta: Computational Rationality: Convergence of machine learning, neuroscience, cognitive science, robotics, and HCI
Samuel Kaski: Interactive Intent Modeling and Knowledge Elicitation
Ville Kyrki: Interactive Robot Learning

Organizers: Giulio Jacucci and Antti Oulasvirta


Privacy-preserving and secure AI on May 28, t6, cs-building, Otaniemi

Confirmed speakers:

Confirmed speakers:

N. Asokan: Machine Learning in the Presence of Adversaries
Luiza Sayfullina: Android Malware Classification: How to Deal With Extremely Sparse Features
Nikolaj Tatti: Reducing False Positives in Intrusion Detection
Mika Juuti: Stealing DNN Models: Attacks and Defenses
Adrian Flanagan: Privacy Preservation with Federated Learning in Personalized Recommendation Systems

Organizers: N. Asokan and Antti Honkela


Suggestions of flash talk topics are welcome – contact the organizers of the specific symposium.