Rethinc. ML

Workshop Series

The area of machine learning research is interdisciplinary, and the workshop is therefore bringing together UNC faculty from different departments across campus, including Kenan-Flagler Business School, the Computer Science, Statistics and Operations Research, Economics departments, the UNC School of Information and Library Science, among others, as well as industry practitioners with an interest in fundamental research in ML.

The Rethinc.ML workshop series has three types of workshops:

  • UNC faculty presentations
  • PhD student presentations
  • Outside speakers

All workshops meet in the Kenan Institute room 317


Friday, September 7, 2018
3:00 – 5:00pm
First workshop with organizational discussion and UNC faculty presentation:
Andrii Babii, Dept. of Economics UNC Chapel Hill
ML and Microeconometrics
Friday, October 5, 2018
3:00 – 5:00pm
Jonas Striaukas, UC Louvain
Machine Learning for Mixed Frequency Data using Shape Restrictions
Friday, November 2, 2018
4:00 – 5:00pm
Eric Ghysels, UNC Chapel Hill
Artificial Intelligence Alter Egos
Thursday, November 29, 2018
9:00am – 5:00pm
IBM Watson Cloud Academy Workshop
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Friday, November 30, 2018
8:00am – 6:00pm
Rethinc. ML Symposium
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Friday, February 15, 2019
4:00 – 5:00pm
Jan Hannig, UNC Chapel Hill
More details to come.
Friday, March 1, 2019
4:00 – 5:00pm
Alex Belloni, Duke
More details to come.
Friday, March 15, 2019
4:00 – 5:00pm
Chris Hansen, University of Chicago
More details to come.
Friday, April 5, 2019
4:00 – 5:00pm
Chris Hansen, University of Chicago
More details to come.


Eric Ghysels, Edward M. Berstein Distinguished Professor of Economics and Professor of Finance

November Symposium

This collaboration will host its inaugural machine learning symposium on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus November 30, 2018. This event will bring together academic, policy and business leaders to connect the possibilities of cutting-edge research with the realities of practical implementation in enterprise. Infinia ML CEO Robbie Allen, adjunct professor at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, will share best practices for machine learning both in strategy and execution.

Attend our Nov. 30 Symposium!

Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise is a nonpartisan business policy think tank affiliated with the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. Founded in 1985, the nonprofit institute facilitates collaboration between the private, public and nonprofit sectors to build a greater understanding of how entrepreneurship, economic development and global commerce can work for the public good. It leverages best-in-class research to develop market-based solutions to today’s most complex economic challenges; in doing so, the Kenan Institute aims to better the lives of people in North Carolina, across the country and around the world.



Infinia ML is a team of advanced machine learning experts focused on making business impact. The company helps enterprise clients reduce costs, increase efficiency, and achieve breakthroughs with data science. Infinia ML serves industries from manufacturing and healthcare to marketing and human resources. The company's capabilities include natural language processing, recommendation engines, object detection, 3D image modeling, and anomaly detection.

The Durham, North Carolina company is led by CEO Robbie Allen, an experienced AI entrepreneur, Chief Scientist Lawrence Carin, Ph.D., one of the world's most published machine learning experts and Duke University's Vice Provost for Research, and Executive Chairman and Carrick Capital Partners Managing Director Mike Salvino. Together, the Infinia ML team has produced 31 patents, 11 books, 7 Ph.D.s, and more than 575 published papers.

A Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Initiative