NIPS Paper Implementation Challenge


(Gabriel Ilharco Magalhaes) #1

Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) is one of the most prestigious AI research conferences in the world. Since most of the recent papers don’t have open-source implementations, they launched a challenge to incentive people to create and make implementations available for the rest of the world.

Link for the challenge: NIPS Paper Implementation Challenge

It would be really nice if we could gather a couple of interested people to team up and implement some papers! They also give access to GPUs and mentorship =)


(Kevin Bird) #2

What is the actual challenge? I don’t see what the actual challenge is. Do you just make your own challenge for this and write a paper on it?


(Gabriel Ilharco Magalhaes) #3

The challenge is just to create open-source, well documented code for an accepted NIPS paper, replicating the results of the paper.


(James Requa) #4

I would be interested in participating in this! Looks like a great initiative :slight_smile:


(Kevin Bird) #5

@harveyslash just did a cool implementation. He isn’t in v2 of this but he would probably be interested if you aren’t trying to limit it to just v2 students. I am also interested.


(Ankit Goila) #6

I would love to participate as well! :slight_smile:


(Gabriel Ilharco Magalhaes) #7

You’re right, let me change this from p1v2 to Applications


(Gabriel Ilharco Magalhaes) #8

PS: deadline is Jan 31, 2018


#9

Thanks @KevinB for showing this thread.

short bio :

I am seriously looking for mentorship , and have decent experience with deep learning/coding.
Have finished part 1 and part 2.

I also blog at medium.com/@harshsayshi

If you want to use my implementation , work on it, improve etc, Ill be more than happy to collaborate.

If there is another paper (I know another paper that uses Patchmatch , very new, very awesome, we can work on that)
if possible, include my name also :slight_smile:


(Dinkar Juyal) #10

Sounds great… I am in for participating!


(Anand Saha) #11

This is a fantastic opportunity, though it seems there is stiff competition

Thanks for your interest in implementing a NIPS paper! Could you tell us a little about models you have built before, including Github links if any? (This helps with your application as we are getting an overwhelming response from participants around the world!)


#12

If anybody wants to collaborate with me, say so.

I will apply myself if nobody responds within 2 or 3 days.


(Anand Saha) #13

Consider me @harveyslash

I will sync with you offline.


(Sanjeev Bhalla) #14

I am very interested.

Is the list of papers accepted by NIPS available somewhere so we can form groups based on topic of interest?


(Sanjeev Bhalla) #15

This seems to be the list of accepted papers - https://nips.cc/Conferences/2017/Schedule?type=Poster


(Anand Saha) #16

I tried to search for it, but it seems it will get decided only once you are accepted


(Anand Saha) #17

Ok there you go. I was searching in the applications portal.


#18

Interested.


(Ravi Sekar Vijayakumar) #19

I am very interested about this too!


(Phani Srikanth) #20

I’m interested in contributing.

I am currently doing v2 part-1 and I can bring good amount of GPU resources and commitment from my end. Let me know how do I join your team.

EDIT: Submitted the application, fingers crossed ! :slight_smile: