NIPS 2014 Sponsors

The NIPS Foundation would like to thank it's sponsors for 2014. Sponsorship provides assistance for student travel, funds for best papers, and general support for the meeting.  We appreciate and value our sponsors who make NIPS a premier event. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, see our Sponsor Guidelines. If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor, see our Exhibitor Guidelines.



Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. Amazon's evolution from Web site to e-commerce partner to development platform is driven by the spirit of innovation that is part of the company's DNA...


Helping over a billion people share and connect around the globe requires constant innovation. At Facebook, research permeates everything we do. Here, research is more than a lab—it’s a way of doing things. At Facebook, we believe that the most interesting academic problems are derived from real-world problems. 


Ketchum Trading, LLC is a privately held, proprietary trading firm in Chicago.
Driven by algorithms and utilizing the most advanced software and technology in the industry, our multi-strategy firm makes markets and trades in futures, options, cash equities, and exchange traded funds.
The fundamentals of Ketchum Trading are simple: manage the risks inherent in modern markets...

Google’s mission is to organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Perhaps as remarkable as two Stanford research students having the ambition to found a company with such a lofty objective is the progress the company has made to that end. 


Microsoft Research is dedicated to pursuing innovation through basic and applied research in computer science and software engineering.   Basic long-term research, unconstrained by the demands of product cycles, leads to new discoveries and lays the foundation for future technology breakthroughs that can define new paradigms ...


Artificial Intelligence Journal (AIJ) which commenced publication in 1970, is now the generally accepted premier international forum for the publication of results of current research in this field. The journal welcomes foundational and applied papers describing mature work involving computational accounts of aspects of intelligence. 


AdRoll's Data Science team is responsible for continuously and automatically leveraging our platform’s data to provide actionable insights and models for our business. Our critical mission is to decide the value of displaying our clients’ ads to maximize their return on investment. Our proprietary large-scale machine learning infrastructure ingests billions of events with billions of sparse features ...


Baidu Research is based in Silicon Valley and Beijing. Baidu Research comprises three interrelated labs: the Silicon Valley AI Lab, Institute of Deep Learning and Big Data Lab. The organization brings together global research talent to work on fundamental technologies in areas such as image recognition and image-based search, voice recognition, natural language processing and semantic intelligence.

Booking.com was established in 1996 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has grown into the world's leading online hotel and accommodation reservations company . We are part of the Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN). Booking.com is still operated from Amsterdam and supported by over 130 offices in over 50 countries...


Criteo enables companies to engage and convert their customers online whether they are on a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Through its proprietary predictive algorithms, Criteo delivers performance- based online display advertising on real-time consumer data. 


Headquartered in New York City, the D. E. Shaw group is a global investment and technology development firm with offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Since its organization in 1988 by a former Columbia University computer science professor, David E. Shaw, the firm has earned an international reputation for successful investing based on financial innovation...


As part of The Walt Disney Company, Disney Research draws on a legacy of innovation and technology leadership that continues to this day. In 1923, Walt Disney sold his animated/live-action series the Alice Comedies, founded his eponymous company, and launched a succession of firsts: The first cartoon with fully synchronized sound (1928).


NVIDIA is a world leader in visual computing. Our technologies are transforming a world of displays into a world of interactive discovery for everyone from gamers and scientists, to consumers and enterprises. We invest in our people, our technologies, and our research and development efforts to deliver the highest quality products to customers across the globe...


Tackling Today’s Biggest Challenges. The Mission of Oracle Labs is straightforward: Identify, explore, and transfer new technologies that have the potential to substantially improve Oracle's business. Oracle's commitment to R&D is a driving factor in the development of technologies that have kept Oracle at the forefront of the computer industry. 


PDT Partners is a top quantitative hedge fund where world class researchers analyze rich data to develop and deploy model-driven algorithmic trading strategies. We offer a strong track record of hiring, challenging and retaining scientists interested in conducting research where the lab is the financial markets. 


Qualcomm Incorporated is the world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm innovations are enabling ultra-personal mobile devices; shaping relevant, next-generation mobile experiences; and inspiring transformative new business models and services. Dedicated to accelerating mobile growth and progress worldwide, Qualcomm ...


Two Sigma is a technology company that applies a rigorous, scientific method-based approach to investment management. Since our founding in 2001, Two Sigma's vision has been to develop technological innovations that intelligently analyze the world's data to consistently deliver value for our clients. Our technology – inspired by a diverse set of fields including artificial intelligence and distributed computing -


United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) delivers the world's most advanced technologies, innovative thinking and disciplined research to the businesses of United Technologies. -- industry leaders in aerospace propulsion, building infrastructure and services, heating and air conditioning, fire and security systems and power generation. 


Winton Capital Management is a world leading quantitative investment manager specialising in applying advanced scientific techniques to the analysis of financial markets. The company was founded in 1997 and now employs over 300 professionals across offices in London, Oxford, Zurich, and more...


Yahoo Labs is the scientific engine powering one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. From idea to product innovation, Yahoo Labs is responsible for the algorithms behind the quality of the Web experience for hundreds of millions of users. We impact more than 800 million people in 60 countries who use Yahoo, and we do it from some of the most interesting, diverse, creative and inspiring ...


The focus is on the rapidly changing possibilities in the backbone and transport layers of the world's digital networks, and on the new services, new clients, and new communities that are coming into being as a result of their continuing growth. Opportunities and challenges are presented by high-performance computing and the explosion of digital storage.