The Gaussian Process Summer Schools are a series of meetings targeted at facilitating the understanding of Gaussian process models both in theory and practice. The main summer schools are held in Sheffield, UK. We also take the summer school ‘on tour’ with Gaussian Process Road Shows. The first of which was held in Kampala, Uganda in August 2013.

The first meetings were the Gaussian Process Round Table and Gaussian Processes in Practice meetings. The formal summer schools were started in June 2013 with the first Gaussian Process Summer School. Commitments to NIPS for Neil in 2014 have meant we have decided to have two schools, one in Winter and depending on demand, a further school in September.

As part of the Open Data Science Initiative we have also begun a series of schools on “Data Science” starting with the first in Kenya June 2015.

Neil also presented on Gaussian processes at the 2015 Sydney Machine Learning Summer School.

Upcoming Schools

The next scheduled schools are:

Gaussian Process and Uncertainty Quantification Summer School, Sheffield, UK, 11-15 September 2017

Gaussian Process and Bayesian Optimization Masterclass, Sheffield, UK, 6-7 February 2017

The most recent road shows were the Gaussian Process Winter School in Genoa, Italy and the Gaussian Process Summer School in Melbourne. The most recent Sheffield school was the The Gaussian Process Summer School held from 14th to 16th September 2015. It was followed by a workshop on Gaussian Processes for Global Optimization.