ELLIS – The European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems – announced establishment of 17 ELLIS units during NeurIPS conference in Vancouver, Canada, on Dec 10. The units aim to offer European researchers excellent conditions to carry out their research in machine learning and related fields in Europe. One of the units will be in Prague, at the Czech institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics of the Czech Technical University (CIIRC CTU).“Being part of ELLIS is a great opportunity for the Czech Republic,” explains Josef Šivic, member of the ELLIS Board, researcher at CIIRC CTU, and the French Institute INRIA. “Being selected as one of the ELLIS units is also a recognition of our work. CIIRC CTU offers a unique environment which stimulates foundational research as well as transfer of research results into applications that have impact on the economy and society,” adds Šivic. Apart from Prague, the ELLIS units are located in Alicante, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Darmstadt, Delft, Freiburg, Helsinki, Linz, Lausanne, Leuven, Oxford, Saarbrücken, Tel Aviv, Tübingen, Vienna (IST Austria) and Zürich. The units were selected by an international evaluation committee based on proven scientific excellence and the implementation of measures to foster the ELLIS mission. To avoid conflicts of interest, all the reviews were done by scientists of countries different from the units being evaluated.
Source: ciirc.cvut.cz, www.czechsight.cz