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    Developing The Hidden Talents of Indonesia
    Bandung, 3-9 August 2020
    Co-located with ICoDSA 2020


  • We are monitoring the covid-19 development. Right now we still open the registration. The decision whether to continue offline, postpone, or go virtual will be announced on May 2020..
  • Application is open. Apply Now.
  • Application will be opened from January 2020 until 30 April 2020.


Indonesia has around 3,276 universities, 6,924,511 students, and 247,269 lecturers, yet this country is unnoticed when talking about research, especially in computer science, more specifically in Machine Learning.

According to NIPS 2017 (The biggest conference in Machine Learning) statistics here, none of the authors from 675 accepted papers were affiliated with Indonesian Institutions. This situation can change, India also had zero participant in 2006 but now regularly shows up in many top ML conferences. Brazil starts to follow.

Skills shortages, small funding, infrastructure, and even confidence could be the factors that affect the Indonesian participation levels in top machine learning conferences. Many ML experts, top universities, top conferences, summer schools, and industries are located far away from Indonesia, making it even harder for Indonesian students and researchers to get good exposures in machine learning. Moreover, currently there is no formal program in machine learning or artificial intelligence offered in Indonesian universities.

Therefore, inline as stated at mlss.cc, our mission is to bring the best ML/AI environments closer to Indonesia, so more people can taste machine learning directly from the experts, and eventually more Indonesian talents will get inspired.


We are targeting 200 selected participants from all over the world. The main target is Indonesian, but having foreign participants will be important to foster diverse collaboration which will eventually benefit Indonesian talents even more.

Expected participants :

  • Students (bachelor, master, PhD) who are strongly motivated in Machine Learning
  • Academics whose research and teachings are in the area of Machine Learning
  • Industry practitioners who employ Machine Learning in their company

Noted that, the language of instruction is English, participants are expected to have a good English qualification.

Our Speakers

List of confirmed speakers. We are still inviting more speakers.

Time line

1 January - 30 April 2020
Acceptance Notification
1 April - 30 May 2020
Registration Deadline
15 Days after receiving LoA
15 April - 15 June
Summer School
3-9 August 2020


The Machine Learning Summer School Indonesia (MLSS-Indo) is part of MLSS series (mlss.cc), which was started at Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany, in 2002. It is a seven-day event where participants have the chance to learn more about the fundamentals and the current state of the art in machine learning and deep learning, including relevant applications to data science, computer vision, and natural language processing.

The event consists of the following sessions:

  • Lecture sessions from top machine learning experts covering basic and more advanced topics, including special topic on writing good papers;
  • Tutorial sessions where participants will have hands on experience in implementing models from the lectures;
  • Panel/Discussion sessions with machine learning researchers, practitioners, industry leaders, and government representatives about current challenges in AI, and also best practices of running good ML/AI program in universities;
  • Research presentation sessions where participants showcase their past work and projects to get feedback from fellow participants and invited speakers; and
  • Social events with our speakers and sponsors.
  • Recruitment from companies for Machine Learning related positions.

The event schedule:

  • 3-5 August : Courses
  • 6 August : Social event (trip to attraction places around Bandung)
  • 7-9 August : Courses

Our Valuable Sponsors:

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Diamond Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors:

Scholarship Sponsors (USD 500/fellow):

Marina Meila
University of Washington
(2 fellows)

Max Welling
University of Amsterdam
(2 fellows)


This event is co-organized by:


Jl. Telekomunikasi no.1
Bandung, Indonesia