LatinX in AI Research 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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To attend the LXAI workshop, please register for the ICML tutorial day. Note: registration for the full conference is optional, and registration for the tutorials is refundable if you are unable to make it. Please register by May 19th to secure the early-bird pricing, and (if applicable) upload your student ID for a discount. After registering for ICML click the 'Join Us' button to register for our event so that we can have a headcound, your information and any special needs.


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 Opportunity for Latinx in AI


Important Dates

Travel Grant Application


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








Seaside Ballroom @ Long Beach Convention Center

  • 8:30 - 9:00 am | Check-In and Coffee
  • 9:00 - 9:15 am | Opening Remarks
  • 9:15 - 10:15 am | Keynote
  • 10:15 - 11:00 am | Industry Panel
  • 11:00 - 12:00 pm | Oral Presentations
  • 12:00 - 1:30 pm | Sponsored Lunch and Poster Session
  • 1:30 - 2:30 pm | Keynote
  • 2:30 - 3:15 pm | Oral Presentations
  • 3:15 - 3:45 pm | Coffee Break
  • 3:45 - 4:45 pm | Keynote
  • 4:45 - 5:00 pm | Closing Remarks
  • 5:00 - 6:00 pm | Mentoring Session
  • 6:00 pm | ICML Welcoming Reception
Detailed Schedule

Keynote Speakers

Machine Learning for Subsurface Characterization

Bianca Zadrozny

Research Manager, IBM

Responsible AI

David Castillo

Managing Vice President of Machine Learning, Capital One

Applying data analytics to support planning and public policies in Colombia

Eduardo Escobar Gutiérrez

Lead Data Scientist, National Planning Department

When skin meets technology

Katia Canepa Vega

Assistant Professor, UC Davis

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 here.


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.