Portrait of John Langford

John Langford

Partner Researcher Manager

Professional Activities

Activities

Blog: Machine Learning (Theory)
Tutorial: Real World Interactive Learning at ICML 2017.
Class: Machine Learning the Future at Cornell Tech in 2017.
Tutorial: Learning to Search at HLT-NAACL 2015 and ICML 2015.
Tutorial: Learning to Interact at NIPS 2013.
Class: Large Scale Machine Learning
Tutorial: Scaling up Machine Learning at KDD 2011.
Tutorial: Learning through Exploration Video at ICML 2010 and KDD 2010.
Workshop: Organizer Cores, Clusters, and Clouds at NIPS 2010.
Tutorial: Active Learning Video at ICML 2009.
Tutorial: Reductions in Machine Learning Video at ICML 2009
Workshop: Organizer Principles of Learning Problem Design at NIPS 2007
Tutorial: Learning Reductions IJCAI2005 and MLSS 2005
School: Organizer Machine Learning Summer School Chicago 2005
Workshop: Organizer (Ab)Use of Bounds NIPS 2004
Workshop: Organizer Machine Learning Reductions TTI-Chicago, 2003
Tutorial: Practical Prediction Theory for Classification ICML2003 and MLSS 2005

Service

President-Elect of ICML in 2017
General Chair: ICML 2016
Program Chair: ICML 2012
New York ML Symposium co-organizer: 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Area chair/Senior PC: ICML 2004 NIPS 2006 ICML 2007 ICML 2009 ICML 2010 KDD 2010 NIPS 2010 ICML 2011 and other since.
Program committee: ICML 2003, 2005 & 2008, SODA 2008, AAAI 2005, AAAI 2007ALT 2004, UAI 2007 AIStat 2005 COLT 2008 COLT 2009 and others
Reviewing: NIPS 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 & 2007, AAAI 2002, MLJ, JMLR, JAIR, JCSS, TCS, JACM, and others

Awards

Siebel Scholar
Herman Goldstine Postdoctoral Fellowship
Lebanon High School Hall of Fame

Mentoring

I have worked with many students over time. In all cases, I try to learn something from them as well.

Jacob Abernethy (Professor, University of Michigan)
Alekh Agarwal (Research Scientist, MSR-NYC)
Luis von Ahn (*) (Professor Carnegie Mellon)
Ashwinkumar Badanidiyuru (Research Scientist, Google)
Nina Balcan (*) (Professor Carnegie Mellon)
Arindam Banerjee (*)(Professor UMinnesota)
Alberto Bietti(INRIA)
Kai-Wei Chang (Professor, UCLA)
Carl Burch (*) (Google)
Anna Choromanska (*) (Professor, NYU)
Christoph Dann (CMU)
Hal Daume (*) (Professor U Maryland & Researcher at MSR-NYC)
Varsha Dani (Research Professor U New Mexico)
Nick Hopper (*) (Professor UMinnesota)
Daniel Hsu (*) (Professor, Columbia)
Nan Jiang (Postdoc at MSR-NYC
Nikos Karampatziakis (*) (Microsoft)
Matti Kääriäinen (*) (Nokia?)
Sham Kakade (*) (University of Washington)
Adam Kalai (*) (Microsoft Research)
Akshay Krishnamurthy (Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst & Researcher at MSR-NYC)
Nicolas Lambert (Professor Stanford)
Lihong Li (Google)
Haipeng Luo (USC Professor)
Dipendra Misra(Cornell Tech)
Joseph O’Sullivan (ex-Google)
Pradeep Ravikumar (Professor UTAustin)
Ruslan Salakhutdinov (Professor Carnegie Mellon)
Matthias Seeger (*) (Amazon)
Vin de Silva (*) (Professor Pomona)
Alex Strehl (*) (Facebook)
Adith Swaminathan
Jennifer Wortman Vaughan (Microsoft Research)
Vandi Verma (*) (JPL)
Yevgeniy Vorobeychik (Vanderbilt University)
Eric Weiwiora (UCSD)
Bianca Zadrozny (*) (IBM)
Martin Zinkevich (Google Research)

(*) = on work which became part of their thesis