ICML 2003: ML in Space Schedule
Machine Learning Technologies for Autonomous Space Applications
Workshop Schedule


This workshop took place on August 21, 2003, in conjunction with ICML 2003. The day opened with a keynote presentation by Dr. Steve Chien of JPL, a renowned expert in automated planning and scheduling for space exploration. In addition, the program featureed a mix of technical presentations by machine learning and space mission scientists, ample discussion sessions, and a small-group brainstorming exercise built around exemplar practical scenarios.

9:00-9:10Opening remarks
9:10-9:30Introductions
9:30-10:30 Keynote speech: Learning Space Exploration Agents: Opportunities and Challenges
Steve Chien, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
10:30-11:00Morning break
11:00-11:20 "Science Autonomy in the Atacama", by Trey Smith (Carnegie Mellon University)
11:20-11:40 "Machine Learning Challenges in Mars Rover Traverse Science", by Becky Castano, Michele Judd, Robert C. Anderson, and Tara Estlin (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
11:40-12:00 "Learning with Holes: Pitfalls with Simulation in Learning Robot Control", by Dean Hougen (University of Oklahoma)
12:00-12:15Open discussion
12:15-12:30Introduction of lunch discussion scenarios
12:30-2:00Lunch (venue TBA) and work on scenarios
2:00-2:40Discussion of scenarios
2:40-3:00 "Onboard Detection of Snow, Ice, Clouds and Other Geophysical Processes Using Kernel Methods", by Ashok Srivastava and Julienne Stroeve (NASA Ames Research Center)
3:00-3:20 "A Typical Spacecraft Autonomy System", by Martin Gomez (Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory)
3:20-3:30Open discussion
3:30-4:00Afternoon break
4:00-4:20"Energy Consumption in Data Analysis for On-board and Distributed Applications", by Ruchita Bhargava, Hillol Kargupta, and Michael Powers (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
4:20-4:40 "Validating Mission Relevance of Autonomy Technologies through Increased Science Return", by Ayanna Howard and Guillermo Rodriguez (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
4:40-5:00Open discussion
5:00-5:30Wrap-up/conclusions/recommendations


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