Muslims in ML

NeurIPS 2023 Workshop, New Orleans, USA.


Muslims In ML (MusIML) is an affinity workshop for the machine learning community.

We focus on both the potential for advancement and harm to Muslims and those in Muslim-majority countries who religiously identify, culturally associate, or are classified by proximity, as “Muslim”.

Our next workshop will be held in New Orleans at NeurIPS 2023. While the majority of the workshop will happen in-person, we will also offer virtual attendance options for those unable to attend.

2023 Workshop

Date: Monday, December 11, 2023 (8:30 - 13:00 CST)

Location: New Orleans, USA (+ virtual on Zoom)

Schedule: Our workshop will host a mix of invited talks, contributed posters, and mentorship sessions.

Time Event
8:30am - 8:45am Registration
8:45am - 9:00am Opening remarks
9:00am - 9:30am Keynote 1: Lama Ahmad. Red Teaming Generative AI Systems
9:30am - 9:45am Contributed lightning talks
  Kumail Alhamoud. Unraveling the Effects of Age-Based Distribution Shifts on Medical Image Classifiers
  Razan Baltaji. Muslim-Violence Bias Persists in Debiased GPT Models
  Gasser Elbanna. Towards Understanding Speaker Identity Coding in Data-driven Speech Models
9:45am - 10:05am Coffee break
10:05am - 10:35am Keynote 2: Marzyeh Ghassemi. The Pulse of Ethical Machine Learning in Health
10:35am - 11:05am Keynote 3: Hadi Salman. Adversarial Examples Beyond Security
11:05am - 11:45pm Poster session
11:45am - 12:15pm Keynote 4: Afra Feyza Akyürek. Editing Language Models with Natural Language Feedback
12:15pm - 1:00pm Roundtable discussions
  Table 1: How to deal with biases, stereotypes, and disinformation in ML?
  Table 2: Researcher growth and development as an early stage researcher
  Table 3: Opportunities for collaboration and building ML communities in Muslim countries
  Table 4: Mental health and building a supportive academic culture/community

Call for Abstracts: Our workshop invites submissions of extended abstracts on original machine learning research. We invite submissions both from authors who identify as Muslim (Track 1) and by authors researching topics that address challenges faced by the Muslim community (Track 2). The submission deadline has been extended to Oct 6, 2023 11:59 p.m. AoE.

Call for Participation: You can register to attend the MusIML workshop, either in person or virtually, by filling out the participation form. This form notifies us of your interest in attending the MusIML Workshop, and will provide you with participant access to the workshop’s components. To attend the workshop in person, you will also need to register for NeurIPS. No NeurIPS registration is required to attend virtually; a Zoom link will be shared closer to the date.