The Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) Foundation is a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to foster the exchange of research on neural information processing systems in their biological, technological, mathematical, and theoretical aspects. Neural information processing is a field which benefits from a combined view of biological, physical, mathematical, and computational sciences.
The primary focus of the NIPS Foundation is the presentation of a continuing series of professional meetings known as the Neural Information Processing Systems Conference, held over the years at various locations in the United States, Canada and Spain.
In December 2011, the 25th Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) will take place in Granada, Spain. Next year, the meeting will move to Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Recently - to celebrate the NIPS anniversary, assess the state of the field of Neural Computation, and discuss the history and future of NIPS - Roger Bingham nipped up to Lake Tahoe to talk with NIPS President Terrence Sejnowski, Secretary Michael Mozer, Executive Board Member John Platt and Hanna Wallach, Chair of the Board of WIML (Women in Machine Learning) who organizes one of the NIPS Workshops.