Fourth workshop on Neural Architecture Search
Third lightweight NAS challenge 

Invited Speakers 

To be updated

Frank Hutter is a Full Professor for Machine Learning at the Computer Science Department of the University of Freiburg 
(Germany), as well as Chief Expert AutoML at the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence. Frank holds a PhD from the 
University of British Columbia (UBC, 2009) and a Diplom (eq. MSc) from TU Darmstadt (2004). He received the 2010 CAIAC 
doctoral dissertation award for the best thesis in AI in Canada, and with his coauthors, several best paper awards and prizes 
in international competitions on machine learning, SAT solving, and AI planning. He is the recipient of a 2013 Emmy Noether 
Fellowship, a 2016 ERC Starting Grant, a 2018 Google Faculty Research Award, a 2020 ERC PoC Award, and he is a Fellow of 
ELLIS. Frank‘s recent research focuses on automated machine learning (AutoML), where he co-organized the ICML workshop 
series on AutoML every year since its inception in 2014, co-authored the prominent AutoML tools Auto-WEKA, Auto-sklearn, 
and Auto-PyTorch, won the first two AutoML challenges with his team, co-authored the first book on AutoML, worked 
extensively on efficient hyperparameter optimization and neural architecture search, and gave a NeurIPS 2018 tutorial
 with over 3000 attendees.                                                                        

Baopu Li obtained his Ph.D degree in the field of computer vision and robotics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong 
in 2008. After that, he was in the academic field for another 8 years. Since 2016, he changed his career path to industry in 
the USA, and now he is a director at Oracle Cloud. His major research and development interests include Auto machine 
learning (ML), low-level image processing, video understanding and so on together with their applications on cloud and 
edge devices.