Machine Learning and Systems Rising Stars 2023


What is ML and Systems Rising Stars?

The ML and Systems Rising Stars is an initiative to identify a cohort of early to late-stage and recently graduated PhD students, as well as other researchers with a relevant background, to develop community, foster research and career growth, enable collaborations, and discuss career opportunities among the rising generation of researchers at intersections of machine learning and systems.

This initiative will have a number of key goals including:

An in-person workshop for selected participants will provide an opportunity to interact with speakers and panelists from a range of ML and Systems perspectives, provide skill-building sessions for career growth and development, and encourage presentations and discussions of research efforts and interests to foster community and collaboration. Selected participants will be reimbursed for reasonable travel expenses to attend, including flights, lodging, and food during the workshop.

Workshop Details

There will be an in-person workshop for all ML and Systems Rising Stars participants. The workshop will include opportunities to present and discuss your research, build career development skills, and interact with industry and academic partners in the machine learning and systems area.

Location: TBD (California, USA)
When: 2-day workshop in July 2023
Funding: Selected participants will be funded to participate in the in-person ML and Systems rising stars program. The support is intended to reimburse overheads such as travel, lodging, and associated expenses.

How to Apply


The ML and Systems Rising Stars program is open to all graduate students and post-doctoral associates (in academic and industry institutions) with research backgrounds and/or interests in the machine learning and systems area. There are no strict guidelines for what year of graduate study applicants should be. Participants interested in both academic and industry career paths are welcome to apply. We strongly encourage individuals from historically marginalized and underrepresented backgrounds, including gender, racial, geographic, socioeconomic, and other vectors of identity in computing and technology, to apply.

Particular areas of research in the ML and Systems space include:

Important dates (subject to modification):

Application Details:

The application materials include:


Program Committee

Steering Committee

Organizing Team

Contact Us

Email inquiries regarding the ML and Systems Rising Stars program and/or eligibility can be directed to


The 2023 Rising Stars program is generously supported by ML Commons!
If you are interested in supporting the ML and Systems Rising stars program, please contact the organizing team.