Bayesian and Neural Systems
Machine learning research group in Edinburgh

The First Edinburgh Workshop on Affordable Machine Learning

30th June 2023 (09:00-17:00)
Informatics Forum (IF G.07), 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh

Machine learning has revolutionised various fields by enabling intelligent systems to learn from data and make informed decisions. However, the widespread adoption of machine learning techniques often faces barriers due to high computing and data requirements, limiting access to these powerful tools.

The Schools of Informatics and Engineering at The University of Edinburgh are hosting a workshop on Affordable Machine Learning, aiming to bridge this gap by exploring methods, strategies, and tools that enable affordable machine learning implementations.

This workshop will provide a platform for researchers and industrial practitioners to share insights, experiences, and innovations in developing machine learning solutions that are both computationally affordable and data efficient. We will have invited talks from experts conducting research in this area, and participants will engage in discussions and interactive sessions to explore alternative approaches and novel techniques that reduce the computational and data burdens while achieving other performance desiderata.

Keynote Speaker

Andrew Fitzgibbon


Invited Speakers

Tengda Han

University of Oxford

Megan J. Stanley

Microsoft Research

Jan N. van Rijn

Leiden University

Sarah Parisot

Huawei Noah's Ark Lab


If you wish to contribute a poster to this workshop, then please fill out this form where you will be able to provide the URL for a paper. We welcome papers that will be/have been published elsewhere; this is a forum for discussion and dissemination, not for publication. Papers can be full sized, or extended abstracts.


If you wish to attend then please register at the eventbrite site. Registration is free.


9:00Coffee and pastries
9:20Welcome and Overview
9:30Keynote: Andrew Fitzgibbon
10:30Coffee Break
11:00Invited Talk: Sarah Parisot
11:40Contributed Talk: Rohit Babbar (University of Bath)
12:00Contributed Talk: Sigrid Passano Hellan (University of Edinburgh)
12:20Lunch and Poster Session
13:40Invited Talk: Tengda Han
14:20Invited Talk: Megan J. Stanley
15:00Coffee Break
15:30Invited Talk: Jan N. van Rijn
16:10Contributed Talk: Andrii Krutsylo (Polish Academy of Sciences)
16:30Drinks Reception


Participants will need to make their own travel arrangements. By train the nearest station is Edinburgh Waverley, which is less than a 15 minute walk from the forum. See National Rail Enquiries for train information. For those coming from further afield, information about travel to and from Edinburgh Airport is available. A taxi to the city centre from the airport costs about 30GBP one way. There is an express bus from the airport called Airlink that terminates in the city centre and costs around 10GBP for a return journey. The journey to the airport requires approximately 30 minutes from the city centre of actual journey time (add a little more during the rush hours). There is also a tram that goes to the centre of town. It takes a little longer than the bus, and is a bit cheaper.



Royal Academy of Engineering
Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance
Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation
Institute for Digital Communications