TTIC Industry Open House

December 9, 2022

Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
6045 S. Kenwood Avenue (map)
Chicago, IL 60637


The Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC) is a philanthropically endowed academic computer science institute focused on fundamental research and graduate education. TTIC is distinctive to the American educational scene in its unique combination of graduate education and endowed research. Faculty, postdocs, and students at TTIC carry out groundbreaking research in machine learning, speech and language processing, robotics, computer vision, computational biology, and theoretical computer science. As a testament to the significance of their research, members of the TTIC community continue to receive numerous awards including the Michael and Sheila Held Prize, Sloan Fellowships, IBM and Google Faculty Awards, NSF CAREER Awards, the Longuet-Higgins Prize, NSF Fellowships, Microsoft PhD Fellowships, Google PhD fellowships, multiple best paper awards in flagship conferences, and many others.

TTIC was founded with the mission to achieve international impact through world-class research and education in computer science and information technology. Integral to this mission, we regularly engage with organizations from industry, the local community, and government that share our desire for research- and education-driven solutions to emerging problems at the forefront of computer science.

On December 9, 2022, TTIC is hosting an Industry Open House to introduce companies to the cutting-edge research conducted at TTIC and to foster long-term strategic relationships between potential industry partners and our faculty, postdocs, and students. The Open House will include research presentations by several TTIC faculty members, an interactive poster session, and focussed discussions between participants and TTIC researchers. The program offers organizations a unique opportunity to pursue meaningful, mutually beneficial partnerships with the TTIC community, and provides access to emergent talent through strategic recruiting.

If you have any questions, please contact the event organizers.


We invite representatives from industry who are interested in learning more about TTIC and opportunities for short- and long-term partnerships with TTIC to attend the Open House on December 9, 2022.

Registration is handled by eventbrite.

Important Dates

December 2, 2022 Registration Deadline (register here)
December 9, 2022 Open House


The following times are subject to change.

09:00am–09:30am Breakfast (provided)
09:30am–09:45am Welcoming Remarks and Introduction to TTIC (Avrim Blum)
09:45am–11:15am Presentations by TTIC Faculty
Kartik Goyal, Natural Language Processing Research at TTIC
Karen Livescu, Speech Processing Research at TTIC
Greg Shakhnarovich, Computer Vision Research at TTIC
Nati Srebro, Machine Learning Research at TTIC
Matthew Turk, Multimodal Interaction Research at TTIC
Matthew Walter, Robotics Research at TTIC
11:15am–12:00pm Interactive Poster Session (TTIC Students and Faculty)
12:00pm–01:00pm Lunch (provided) and Discussion
01:00pm–03:00pm Break-Out Sessions


Avrim Blum

Professor & Chief Academic Officer

Kartik Goyal

Research Assistant Professor

Karen Livescu


Greg Shakhnarovich


Nati Srebro


Matthew Turk


Matthew Walter

Associate Professor


Avrim Blum
Karen Livescu
Matthew Walter