The IST & Unbabel Seminars aim to provide, on a weekly basis, an outlet for discussion of research on Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing by researchers and students all over the world.

These seminars are organized by people at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) and Unbabel, and are also an initiative from LUMLIS (Lisbon Unit for Learning and Intelligent Systems) a unit of the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS).

The seminars are open to the public.
Date/Time: 5pm Lisbon Time on Mondays. Subscribe the Seminar's calendar HERE.

Please contact Nuno Miguel Guerreiro or Ricardo Rei for any questions regarding the seminars!

We are back with new talks! Please check the schedule for following seminars!

Seminars in 2023

Upcoming Seminars

Guest Speaker Affiliation Talk Title Date
Niklas Muennighoff HuggingFace Scaling Data-Constrained Language Models 31 Jul
Shayne Longpre MIT Media Lab The Flan Collection: Designing Data and Methods for Effective Instruction Tuning 07 Aug
Yihong Chen UCL-NLP Group Improving Language Plasticity via Pretraining with Active Forgetting 11 Sep
Jason Wei OpenAI Scaling, emergence, and reasoning in large language models 18 Sep
Tri Dao Stanford and Together.AI TBA 9 Oct
Elena Voita Meta AI Neurons in Large Language Models 23 Oct
João Sacramento ETH Zurich Uncovering mesa-optimization algorithms in Transformers 30 Oct

Check our previous speakers in the Past Seminars section!