NASSMA Summer School on Machine Learning

Istanbul Technical University

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event has been postponed to a later date. We are closely monitoring the situation and we will update the website with further details in due time.

NASSMA is a summer school on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. The mission of NASSMA is to bring modern techniques of artificial intelligence to under-represented groups, with an emphasis on North Africa and the Middle East. The summer school is open to participants everywhere in the world.

The 2020 edition will be held in Istanbul, Turkey on the campus of Istanbul Technical University, on the week 22-27 June 2020.

The summer school will be composed of lectures and practical sessions on state-of-the-art methods in artificial intelligence and machine learning.

The first edition of the NASSMA summer school was held in Morocco in the summer 2019.

Keynote speaker

Tomaso Poggio (MIT)


Alexandre Alahi (EPFL)

Amjad Almahairi (Element AI)

Taylan Cemgil (DeepMind & Bogazici University)

Kyunghyun Cho (NYU & Facebook AI Research)

Aysegul Dundar (NVIDIA)

Alhussein Fawzi (DeepMind)

Fatma Güney (Koç University)

Walid Krichene (Google)

Islem Rekik (Istanbul Technical University)

Gözde Ünal (Istanbul Technical University)

Nazim Kemal Ure (Istanbul Technical University)

Olivier Verscheure (Swiss Data Science Center)

Local partners and organizers

NASSMA organization


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