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The Machine Learning Summer School (MLSS) Series

The machine learning summer school (MLSS) series was started in 2002 with the motivation to promulgate modern methods of statistical machine learning and inference. It was motivated by the observation that while many students are keen to learn about machine learning, and an increasing number of researchers want to apply machine learning methods to their research problems, only few machine learning courses are taught at universities. Machine learning summer schools present topics which are at the core of modern Machine Learning, from fundamentals to state-of-the-art practice. The speakers are leading experts in their field who talk with enthusiasm about their subjects.

MLSS 2020 in Tübingen, Germany

In the summer of 2020, the MLSS will make its fifth appearance in the beautiful medieval university town of Tübingen, in southwestern Germany. It will be hosted by the Department of Empirical Inference at Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems between 28 June - 10 July 2020.

After having numerous discussions among the organizers, and gathering thoughts from our speakers and potential students, we concluded that holding the event this year in a virtual form is more beneficial than postponing it to next year, as there is no guarantee that holding it physically would be possible next summer. Therefore, the MLSS 2020 will be a virtual event between 28 June to 10 July 2020.

All past and future MLSSs can be found here. For general inquiries about MLSS 2020 in Tuebingen, please write to . If you have questions regarding application to the MLSS 2020, please check FAQ first before contacting us.

Key Dates

25 December 2019 Application starts.
11 February 2020 Application deadline. Application portal may close earlier than the deadline if the number of applications exceeds our capacity to review.
How to apply
. The application portal has closed.
29 April 2020 Notification of acceptance
6 May 2020 Deadline for registration to attend
28 June 2020 First day of MLSS 2020
10 July 2020 Last day of MLSS 2020


28 May 2020 The tentative schedule of the virtual event is online! Be prepared!
27 Apr 2020 The MLSS 2020 will be a virtual event. Please stay tuned for more details.
12 Mar 2020 Announce our plan to deal with the COVID-19 situation. Please check our website regularly.
11 Feb 2020 Application portal closed.
25 Dec 2019 Application portal is open.
19 Dec 2019 Add registration fees. See "participate".
18 Dec 2019 Add details on target audience. See "participate".
27 Nov 2019 Add a list of required documents when applying to the MLSS. See this page.
19 Nov 2019 Added key dates. The dates are tentative at the moment. Application will open in mid December 2019.
07 Nov 2019 Added the list of confirmed speakers. This list is growing.
16 Oct 2019 MLSS 2020 web site is online.