Latinx in AI Coalition at ICML 2019

The Official LXAI Research Workshop is co-located with ICML at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA on Monday, June 10th, 2019.

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Call for Participation

The workshop is a one-day event with invited speakers, oral presentations, and posters. The event brings together faculty, graduate students, research scientists, and engineers for an opportunity to connect and exchange ideas. There will be a panel discussion and a mentoring session to discuss current research trends and career choices in artificial intelligence and machine learning. While all presenters will identify primarily as latinx, all are invited to attend.

Creating Harmony and Opportunity for Latinx in AI


Important Dates

Travel Grant Application

Submission Instructions

We strongly encourage students, post-docs and researchers who primarily identify as latinx in all areas of machine learning to submit an abstract describing new, previously, or concurrently published research. We welcome abstract submissions, in theory, methodology, as well as applications. Abstracts may describe completed research or work-in-progress. While the presenting author need not be the first author of the work, we encourage authors to highlight the contribution of latinx individuals — particularly the presenting author — in the abstract.

Authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to present their work in a poster session. A few authors will be selected to give 15 minute oral presentations. Submissions will be peer-reviewed. Authors are encouraged to sign up to review for LXAI, with a sign-up option available upon submission.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions may be up to two pages including all figures and tables, with an additional page for references submitted as a link to a PDF. The submissions should be in a single column. They should be typeset using 11-point or larger fonts and should have at least 1-inch margin all around. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines risk being rejected without consideration of their merits. Submissions must state the research problem, motivation, and technical contribution. Submissions must be self-contained and include all figures, tables, and references.

The submission deadline is 11:59 PM (PST), March 22, 2019. Please note that no extensions will be offered for submissions.

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If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please check out our Sponsor Prospectus and send us message to lxai-icml-chairs-2019 at and we will follow up with more information.

Sponsor Prospectus


Workshop Chairs

  • Executive Chair -- Elisa Celis, Assistant Professor, Yale University
  • Diversity and Inclusion Chair -- Omar U. Florez, Senior Research Manager in AI, Capital One
  • Program Committee Chair -- Jorge Luis Guevara Diaz, Research Scientist, IBM Research
  • Sponsorship and Website Chair -- Pablo Rivas, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Marist College
  • Finance Chair -- Javier Andres Orduz Ducuara, Doctor of Sciences, National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Operations and Visa Chair -- Javier Turek, Research Scientist in ML, Intel Labs
  • Public Relations Chair -- Xavier Sumba, Research Assistant, Concordia University

Workshop Advisors

  • Laura Montoya, Executive Director, Accel AI Institute, Co-Chair Latinx in AI Coalition
  • Pablo Samuel Castro, Senior Research Software Developer, Google
  • Omar U. Florez, Senior Research Manager in AI, Capital One
  • Jorge Penalva, CEO & Cofounder

Program Committee

Thanks to the following members of the Latinx in AI community and supportive allies for helping review the submissions.

  • Alfredo Alejandro De la Fuente Briceño, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
  • Ariel Ruiz-Garcia, Arm / Coventry University
  • Bahar Shahrokhian Ghahfarokhi, Arizona state university
  • Diego Porres, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala
  • Erika Guetti Suca, University of São Paulo
  • Felipe Leno da Silva, University of Sao Paulo, BR
  • Fernando Alva Manchego, University of Sheffield
  • Flavio Figueiredo, UFMG
  • Gilberto Ochoa Ruiz, Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
  • Gonzalo Barrientos, Clyde & Co.
  • Hiram Ponce, Universidad Panamericana
  • Isabela Albuquerque, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
  • Ivan Vladimir Meza Ruiz, Instituto de Investigaciones en Matemáticas Aplicadas y en Sistemas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Javier Andrés Orduz-Ducuara, UNAM
  • Javier Turek, Intel Labs
  • Jorge Ortiz, Rutgers University
  • Jorge Pérez, Universidad de Chile
  • Jose Lugo-Martinez, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Lisette Espín Noboa, GESIS & Uni. Koblenz-Landau
  • Mario Banuelos, California State University, Fresno
  • Miguel Alonso Jr, Florida International University
  • Nils Murrugarra-Llerena, University of Pittsburgh
  • Omar U. Florez, Capital One
  • Pablo Fonseca, Mila
  • Pablo Moriano, Indiana University
  • Pablo Rivas, Marist College
  • Pablo Robles-Granda, University of Notre Dame
  • Pablo Samuel Castro, Google
  • Sanaz Bahargam, Twitter
  • Sergio Martin del Campo Barraza, Luleå University of Technology
  • Shruti Jadon, Brown University(Rhode Island Hospital)
  • Shuai Tang, University of California, San Diego
  • Sufeng Niu, Linkedin
  • Vinay PRABHU, UnifyID

Volunteers Appreciated

Interested in volunteering with LatinX in AI during the event? Please complete the volunteer signup form: Coming Soon


Attending ICML

Please notes that an abstract acceptance in LXAI and/or registration to attend LXAI does not guarantee access to ICML. You have to register to attend ICML separately (

As a result, we would like to inform you that ICML registration will sell out quickly. If you are planning to attend ICML, we want to encourage you to register now. You can cancel your registration for a full refund until May 27th if you end up not being able to attend. (

We also encourage you to book your accommodation as the discounted room blocks are being filled up quickly.


You may take advantage of ICML group hotel rates, provided here. In the past, workshop participants have also used Airbnb and hostels.

Hotel cancellation policy should be checked with the hotels.

LXAI is not responsible for information provided on external websites.

More Visa Information

A visa invitation letter comes with the ICML registration. If you don’t have the ICML visa invitation letter, we can also provide you Invitation letters upon successful registration to the LXAI workshop. To know more about the appointment waiting times for interviews check this page. And for a list of waiting times per consulates in different latin countries check this google doc.

Child Care Available

KiddieCorp is pleased to provide a children’s program during the June 2019 ICML Conference. All participants requesting child care should fill out this form and mention "LatinX in AI participant" in the "additional information box" by 10 May 2019 to reserve a spot.

The LXAI Workshop at ICML is only one of the many research and engineering programs our organization is hosting. Please visit our main page to learn more about Latinx in AI initiatives around the world.