Latinx in AI Coalition at NeurIPS 2018

The 1st Official LXAI Research Workshop is co-located with NeurIPS at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal (Montreal Convention Centre) in Montréal CANADA on Saturday, December 8th, 2018.




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 EST, September 20, 2018. Please note that no extensions will be offered for submissions.

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  • 7:30 - 8:00 am | Check-In
  • 8:00 - 8:15 am | Opening Remarks
  • 8:15 - 9:00 am | Keynote
  • 9:00 - 11:00 am | Oral Presentations
  • 11:00 - 12:00 pm | Research Proposal Mentoring Hour & Poster Sessions
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm | Lunch Break
  • 1:00 - 2:00 pm | Poster Sessions
  • 2:00 - 6:00 pm | Oral Presentations
  • 6:30 -7:30 pm | Networking & Roundtable Discussion
Detailed Schedule


Sponsor Prospectus





Sponsor Prospectus


  • Laura Montoya, Accel AI Institute
  • Yannet Interian, University of San Francisco
  • Pablo Samuel Castro, Google Brain
  • Jorge Penalva,
  • Omar Florez, Capital One
  • Sebastian Anaya, Bay Angels

Program Committee

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

  • Meire Fortunato, Deep Mind
  • Andrés Campero, MIT
  • Alejandro Galindo, Iris Automation Inc
  • Andres Duque,
  • Jose Lugo-Martinez, Carnegie Mellon
  • Jorge Pérez, Universidad de Chile
  • Anthony Ortiz, Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA)
  • David Uminsky, University of San Francisco
  • Gilmer Valdes, University of California, San Francisco
  • Gabriela de Queiroz, IBM / R-Ladies
  • Luis C. Lamb, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Romer Rosales, LinkedIn
  • Sergio Martin del Campo Barraza, Luleå University of Technology
  • Sergio Guadarrama, Google AI
  • Jose Oramas M., KU Leuven ( ESAT-PSI )
  • Henry Anaya-Sánchez,
  • Ángel Castellanos González,
  • Pablo Samuel Castro, Google Brain
  • Edgar A Duenez-Guzman, DeepMind
  • Mariano Phielipp, Intel
  • Pablo Francisco Hernandez Leal, Borealis AI
  • Andrea Treviño Gavito, Northwestern University
  • José Oramas M., KU Leuven ( ESAT-PSI )
  • Diana Diaz Herrera, Wayne State University
  • Juan Camilo Gamboa Higuera, McGill University
  • Joseph E. Gonzalez, UC Berkeley
  • Jorge Luis Guevara Diaz, IBM Research
  • Mario Banuelos, California State University
  • Alisa Zhila, CIC-IPN
  • Elvis Saravia, National Tsing Hua University
  • Pablo Fonseca, Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms
  • Alvaro Riascos, University of los Andes and Quantil
  • David Camilo Alvarez Charris, University of Edinburgh
  • Hugo Jair, INAOE
  • Tiago Pimentel, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Gonzalo Barrientos, University College London
  • Juan Pablo Muñoz, Intel Labs
  • David Alvarez Melis, MIT
  • Iván Venzor, FEMSA
  • Pablo Rivas, Marist
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Volunteers Appreciated

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


Attending NeurIPS

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

As a result, we would like to inform you that NeurIPS registration will sell out quickly. If you are planning to attend NeurIPS, we want to encourage you to register now. You can cancel your registration for a full refund until November 15th 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 NeurIPS 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.


A visa invitation letter comes with the NeurIPS registration. If you don’t have the NeurIPS visa invitation letter, we can also provide you Invitation letters upon successful registration to the LXAI workshop. More information on applying for a visa here.

The LXAI Workshop at NeurIPS 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.