NIPS 2018 Sponsors
At IBM Research, we invent things that matter to the world. Today, we are pioneering promising and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society, including the future of AI, blockchain and quantum computing. We are home to 3,000+ researchers including 5 Nobel Laureates, 9 US National Medals of Technology, 5 US National Medals of Science, and 6 Turing Awards.
At Microsoft, we aim to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We care deeply about having a global perspective and making a difference in lives and organizations in all corners of the planet. This involves playing a small part in the most fundamental of human activities: Creating tools that enable each of us along our journey to become something more. Our mission is grounded in both the world in which we live and the future we strive to create. Today, we live in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, and we aim to enable our customers to thrive in this world.
QuantumBlack is an advanced analytics firm, acquired by McKinsey & Company in 2015. Teams work in multi-disciplinary environments harnessing data to provide real-world impact bringing together the brightest data scientists, engineers and designers to take on the biggest problems. Our projects range from helping pharmaceutical companies bring lifesaving drugs to market quicker to optimising a Formula 1 car’s performance. At QuantumBlack you’ll enjoy the benefits of being part of one of the leading management consultancies globally and the autonomy to thrive in a fast growth tech culture.
Citadel is a leading investor in the world’s financial markets. For over a quarter of a century, we have sought to deliver industry-leading investment returns to clients including corporate pensions, endowments, foundations, public institutions, and sovereign wealth funds. Our global team works to help our clients’ capital fulfill its greatest potential across a diverse range of markets and investment strategies, including fixed income & macro, equities, quantitative, commodities and credit. For more information, visit Citadel.com. Citadel Securities is an award-winning global market maker that helps meet the liquidity needs of asset managers, banks, broker-dealers, hedge funds, government agencies, and public pension programs. We offer a broad array of fixed income and equity products, utilizing a unique set of capabilities and tools designed to drive down the cost of transactions. We strive to provide the most efficient execution and highest caliber of client services, making markets more fair and accessible for all. For more information, visit CitadelSecurities.com.
Wave Computing is revolutionizing AI and deep learning with its dataflow-based systems. The company’s vision is to bring deep learning to the data, wherever the data is—from the datacenter to the edge of the cloud. Wave’s innovative system solutions provide high-performance training and high-efficiency inferencing at scale, enabling companies to drive better business value from their data.
At Two Sigma we imagine breakthroughs in investment management, insurance and related fields by pushing the boundaries of what open source and proprietary technology can do. In the process, we work to help real people. Through our investors, we support the retirements of millions around the world and help fund breakthrough research, education and a wide range of charities and foundations. Our engineers and modelers harness data at tremendous scale, using machine learning, distributed computing and other technologies to build powerful predictive models. Come build with us!
Man AHL is a quantitative investment manager. A pioneer of systematic trading since 1987, we mix machine learning, computer science and engineering with terabytes of data to invest billions of dollars every day. Our collaboration with academia – the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance – celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2017. We are a flat-structured company that seeks the best.
XPRIZE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the global leader in designing & implementing innovative competition models to solve the world’s grandest challenges including the $10M ANA Avatar XPRIZE competition challenging teams to develop a multipurpose avatar system and the $5M IBM Watson AI XPRIZE competition is challenging teams to develop powerful Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications.
Squarepoint is a systematic investment manager with deep functional expertise in Quantitative Research, Trading and Technology. We design and build our own cutting-edge systems, from high performance trading platforms to large scale data analysis and compute farms. With main offices in New York, London and Singapore, we emphasize true global collaboration by aligning our teams functionally.
Founded in December 2005, 360 Security Center is a leading internet security service provider in China. Our seasoned technical team is devoted to developing innovative and advanced security technology to protect personal computers and mobile phones. We offer a wide variety of security products, such as 360 Security Guard, 360 AntiVirus, 360 Secure Browser, 360 Safebox and 360 MobileSafe.