The Gaussian Process Summer Schools are a series of schools and workshops aimed at researchers who want to understand and use Gaussian process models, both in theory and practice. The main summer schools are held in Sheffield, UK. But we also have a series of events that take the summer school ‘on tour’ with Gaussian Process Road Shows.
The next scheduled school is:
Gaussian Process and Uncertainty Quantification Summer School, Sheffield, UK, 14-17 September 2020
We are currently assessing options for the format of GPSS 2020.
History of the Summer School
The first meetings were the Gaussian Process Round Table and Gaussian Processes in Practice meetings (in 2005/06). The formal, annual summer schools were started in June 2013 with the first Gaussian Process Summer School. We also ran the first roadshow meeting, in Kampala, Uganda in August 2013. Other road shows were at the Gaussian Process Winter School in Genoa, Italy and the Gaussian Process Summer School in Melbourne, while Neil presented Gaussian processes at the 2015 Sydney Machine Learning Summer School.
Data Science Africa
As part of the Open Data Science Initiative we run a series of schools on Data Science in Africa. The first was in Kenya, June 2015, followed by events in Kampala, Uganda (2016) and Arusha, Tanzania (2017). We were back in Kenya in 2018 and had our first Nigerian meeting in November, 2018. In 2019 we will be in Ethiopia in June.