ICML 2017 Sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge the following sponsors of ICML 2017, whose exceptional generosity has ensured the continued success of the conference, particularly in making it possible for students to attend and present their research. Thank you for your kind support.


NVIDIA is a computer technology company that has pioneered GPU-accelerated computing. The GPU has proven to be unbelievably effective at solving some of the most complex problems in computer science. It started out as an engine for simulating human imagination, conjuring up the amazing virtual worlds of video games and Hollywood films. Today, NVIDIA’s GPU simulates human intelligence, running deep learning algorithms and acting as the brain of computers, robots, and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world. This is our life’s work — to amplify human imagination and intelligence.


Giving people the power to share and connect requires constant innovation. At Facebook, research permeates everything we do. We believe the most interesting research questions are derived from real world problems. Working on cutting edge research with a practical focus, we push product boundaries every day. At the same time, we publish papers, give talks, and collaborate broadly with the academic community.

Research at Google tackles the most challenging problems in Computer Science and related fields. Being bold and taking risks is essential to what we do, and research teams are embedded throughout Google allowing our discoveries to affect billions of users each day.

JD.com is the largest e-commerce company in China and the largest Chinese retailer, both in terms of revenue. The company strives to offer consumers the best online shopping experience. Through its user-friendly website, native mobile apps, and WeChat and Mobile QQ entry points, JD offers consumers a superior shopping experience. The company has the largest fulfillment infrastructure of any e-commerce company in China. As of March 31, 2017, JD.com operated 7 fulfillment centers and 263 warehouses covering 2,672 counties and districts across China, staffed by its own employees. JD.com is a member of the NASDAQ100 and a Fortune Global 500 company.

At DeepMind, our mission is to solve intelligence and then use that to make the world a better place. Our motivation in all we do is to maximise the positive and transformative impact of AI. We believe that AI should ultimately belong to the world, in order to benefit the many and not the few, and we steadfastly research, publish and implement our work to that end.

When Amazon.com launched in 1995, it was with the mission “to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.” This goal continues today, but Amazon’s customers are worldwide now, and have grown to include millions of Consumers, Sellers, Content Creators, and Developers & Enterprises. Each of these groups has different needs, and we always work to meet those needs, innovating new solutions to make things easier, faster, better, and more cost-effective. To learn more about Machine Learning @ Amazon, visit: amazon.jobs/ICML

Intel is democratizing AI innovations by increasing the accessibility of data, tools, training, and intelligent machines, while collaborating across industries to improve society. Intel is committed to driving the future of AI by offering a complete portfolio to deliver end-to-end AI solutions, using Intel technology and programs to help unlock AI’s potential, for businesses and society.


Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 100 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day. Machine Learning is critical to Netflix and powers important areas such as our personalized recommendation systems, our search algorithms, and how we build our content library.

ALIBABA GROUP'S MISSION IS TO MAKE IT EASY TO DO BUSINESS ANYWHERE. Our businesses are comprised of core commerce, cloud computing, digital media and entertainment, innovation initiatives and others. Through investee affiliates, we also participate in the logistics and local services sectors. Ant Financial Services Group was originated from Alipay. It is dedicated to creating an open ecosystem, enabling financial institutions to make rapid progress,and providing inclusive financial services to small and micro enterprises and individual consumers.

Celebrating more than a decade in the financial markets sector, Tibra is a quantitative research and investment group that uses its shareholders’ capital across a broad range of investment strategies. Founded in Wollongong, NSW, today Tibra spans the globe, employing approximately 100 professionals throughout offices in London, Sydney, Wollongong, Dubai and Hong Kong.

American International Group, Inc. (AIG®)'s vision is to become its clients' most valued insurer. For the past 100 years, AIG has been a leading international insurance organisation serving customers in more than 100 countries and jurisdictions. AIG believes that harnessing the power of machine learning and deep learning techniques is essential to go beyond merely generating new insights from data but also to systematically enhance individual human judgement in real business contexts. If you also feel passionate about evidence-based decision making across the world, connect with AIG!

Yandex is a technology company that builds intelligent products and services powered by machine learning. Our goal is to help consumers and businesses better navigate the online and offline world. Since 1997, we have delivered world-class, locally relevant search and information services. Additionally, we have developed market-leading on-demand transportation services, navigation products, and other mobile applications for millions of consumers across the globe. Yandex, which has 17 offices worldwide, has been listed on the NASDAQ since 2011.

SigOpt is an optimization platform that seamlessly tunes AI and ML model parameters through a state-of-the-art ensemble of Bayesian and global optimization algorithms behind a simple API. This results in captured performance left on the table by conventional techniques and reduces the time and cost for developing and optimizing models. SigOpt can tune any predictive or machine learning model right in place, and the federated API design ensures no proprietary data leaves your premises. Customers can access a web interface or an API to easily integrate SigOpt into any workflow.

At Two Sigma, we imagine breakthroughs in investment management, insurance and related fields by pushing the boundaries of what open source and proprietary technology can do. In the process, we work to help real people. Our engineers, data scientists and modelers harness data at tremendous scale, using machine learning, distributed computing and other technologies to build powerful predictive models. Come build with us!

Tencent AI Lab is a leading AI research and application lab of Tencent, China's largest internet company. It was founded in 2016 and backed by 50 world-class research scientists and 200 experienced engineers in China and US. With a vision of "Make AI Everywhere", the Lab is continuously improving AI's capabilities in understanding, decision-making and creativity. Its research focuses on: machine learning, computer vision, speech recognition and natural language processing. To serve the needs of Tencent's core business, its application focuses on: content, game, social and platform AI.

Maluuba, a Microsoft company, is a leader in using deep reinforcement learning to solve language-understanding problems and in training machines to model decision-making capabilities of the human brain. Based in the AI epicenter of Montreal, we operate one of the world's leading research labs dedicated to solving artificial intelligence through natural language understanding. Our team of renowned experts are dedicated to tackling reasoning, decision making and communication in machines through groundbreaking research.

At Microsoft, we aim to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We care deeply about having a global perspective and making a difference in lives and organizations in all corners of the planet. This involves playing a small part in the most fundamental of human activities: Creating tools that enable each of us along our journey to become something more.

Tackling Today’s Biggest Challenges. The Mission of Oracle Labs is straightforward: Identify, explore, and transfer new technologies that have the potential to substantially improve Oracle's business. Oracle's commitment to R&D is a driving factor in the development of technologies that have kept Oracle at the forefront of the computer industry.

AI that moves the world. Uber’s mission is to make transportation as reliable as running water—everywhere, for everyone. At AI Labs, we drive this mission by developing cutting-edge machine learning algorithms that extend the state of the art. By blending a wide variety of approaches across the field, we deliver innovation to application.

Baidu Research brings together global research talent to work on AI technologies in areas such as image recognition, speech recognition, high performance computing, natural language processing and deep learning. Baidu Research comprises four labs: the Silicon Valley AI Lab, the Institute of Deep Learning, the Big Data Lab and the Augmented Reality Lab.


Recruit Communications Co., Ltd. is dedicated to using technology and marketing communication to develop services that improve people’s everyday lives. We are driven by a desire to improve access to information, leveraging both state-of-the-art technology and massive amounts of data in order to create a better world. To fulfill this purpose, we are proud to be actively engaged in research.

Founded in 2007 by leading machine learning scientists, The Voleon Group designs, develops, and implements advanced technology for investment management. We are committed to solving large-scale financial prediction problems with statistical machine learning.

The D. E. Shaw group is a global investment and technology development firm with more than $41 billion in investment capital as of January 1, 2017, and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Since our founding in 1988, our firm has earned an international reputation for successful investing based on innovation, careful risk management, and the quality and depth of our staff.

Cubist Systematic Strategies, the quantitative investing business of Point72 Asset Management, deploys systematic, computer-driven trading strategies across multiple liquid asset classes. The core of our effort is rigorous research into a wide range of market anomalies, fueled by our unparalleled access to a wide range of publicly available data sources.

The Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence was founded in early 2017. Our goal is to establish cutting-edge AI technology at Bosch. We strive to design and implement AI technology for smart, connected and learning products across all Bosch businesses – with currently 100 experts in Germany, India and the U.S.

AItrics is taking on the ultimate role of giving everyone access to the power of data-driven health intelligence. AItrics uses state-of-the-art machine learning technologies including deep learning and evidence based expert analysis to provide real-time clinical insights, capable of transforming reactive disease care to care that is predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory.

Western Digital is an industry-leading provider of storage technologies and solutions that enable people to create, leverage, experience and preserve data. The company addresses ever-changing market needs by providing a full portfolio of compelling, high-quality storage solutions with customer-focused innovation, high efficiency, flexibility and speed.


Cisco designs and sells products, provides services, and delivers integrated solutions to develop and connect networks around the world. We are focused on helping our customers use IT to enable, differentiate, or fundamentally define their business strategy and drive growth, improve productivity, reduce costs, mitigate risk, and gain a competitive advantage in an increasingly digital world.

Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Our tools and services allow our customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time and achieve greater business success. We help our customers make, manage, measure and monetize their content across every channel and screen.

TRI's mission is to use artificial intelligence to improve the quality of human life. We are dedicated to making automobiles safer, more affordable, and more accessible to everyone, regardless of age or ability, and to expanding the benefit of mobility technology beyond automobiles, for example to in-home support of older persons and those with special needs.