Welcome to the 11th Lisbon Machine Learning Summer School!

LxMLS 2021 will take place July 7th to July 15th in online format (via zoom and slack). It is organized jointly by Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), a leading Engineering and Science school in Portugal, the Instituto de Telecomunicações, the Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa (INESC-ID), Unbabel, Cleverly and Priberam.

Click here for information about past editions (LxMLS 2011, LxMLS 2012, LxMLS 2013, LxMLS 2014, LxMLS 2015, LxMLS 2016, LxMLS 2017, LxMLS 2018, LxMLS 2019, LxMLS 2020) and to watch the videos of the lectures (2016, 2017, 2018, 2020).

Our target audience is:

  • Researchers and graduate students in the fields of NLP and Computational Linguistics;
  • Computer scientists who have interests in statistics and machine learning;
  • Industry practitioners who desire a more in depth understanding of these subjects.

Features of LxMLS:

  • No deep previous knowledge of ML or NLP is required, but the attendants are assumed to have some basic background on mathematics and programming
  • Lecturers are leading researchers in machine learning and natural language processing (see speakers)
  • Days are divided into morning lectures and afternoon lab sessions and practical talks (see schedule)
  • The Labs guide will be provided one month in advance. Last year’s guide can be found here
  • A day zero is scheduled to review basic concepts and introduce the necessary tools for implementation exercises
  • Both basic, e.g linear classifiers, and advanced topics, e.g. deep learning, reinforcement learning, will be covered

Photo from last year:



Instituto Superior Técnico INESC-ID
Instituto de Telecomunicações Unbabel
Carnegie Mellon Portugal Lisbon ELLIS Unit