CMS Meeting of the Minds

2016 Award Winners

Bhansali Prize
Nicholas Schiefer
W. P. Carey & Co. Prize
Eldar Akhmetgaliyev
Best Poster/Demo Awards
(Grad): Model-Reduced Variational Fluid Simulation, presented by Maxim Budninskiy and Beibei Liu (Undergrad): i2i, presented by Jagriti Agrawal, Manasa Ashok, Vivian He, and Surya Sundararajan

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CMS Meeting of the Minds is our department's annual showcase held in conjunction with Caltech Alumni Reunion Weekend. The Caltech CMS Community, from undergrads to faculty, present their research through keynote talks, demos, and a poster session. Several hundred alums and CMS Partner Program members attend, so it’s a terrific opportunity to get to know both our department and the broader Caltech Community.

CMS Meeting of the Minds 2017

This year’s CMS Meeting of the Minds will take place on Friday, May 19th from 1:30-5:00p.m. in and around the Annenberg Center on Caltech’s campus. The event will kick-off with talks on machine learning and big data by our newest faculty member, Anima Anandkumar, and Vice-President of Amazon AI, Swami Sivasubramanian! Following the talks, there will be an outdoor poster and demo session with plenty of food and live music.


Keynote Talks: Machine Learning at Scale on the Cloud Infrastructure

Anima Anandkumar and Swami Sivasubramanian
1:30-3:00pm in Annenberg 105

Computing + Mathematical Sciences Poster Session

3:00-5:00pm in the Annenberg Outdoor Vicinity


Caltech Alums

RSVP through the Caltech Alumni Reunion Weekend event website.

CMS Partners Program Members

Register here by May 8th to attend and/or send swag. More details below.

Poster/Demo Presenters (current Caltech students, faculty, and staff)

Registration for presenters is now closed. If you have already registered, refer to our Poster Guidelines below for tips on creating and printing your poster!

Attendees from the Caltech Community

There is no need for current Caltech students, faculty, and staff to register or RSVP just to attend the talks and/or poster session.

Info for CMS Partners Program Members


Swag is welcome, along with flyers/brochures/business cards! We expect that most of our students will present, and several hundred alums will attend, so this is a great opportunity for visibility. Companies can contribute to presenter swag bags (please send at least 144 pieces for bags) as well as distribute swag to the attendees through the CMS Partners Program table. All swag shipments must arrive at the address below by Friday, May 12, 2017.

Please ship all swag to:

Sydney Garstang
CMS Partners Program
Mail Code 305-16
Pasadena, CA 91125

Info for Presenters

Poster Guidelines

The standard poster size for this event is 36"Wx24"H. There are many good resources online that can help you make your poster. For example, some poster design tips can be found here.

Poster printing is available on-campus at Graphic Resources.

Here are a few other printing suggestions from CMS community members:

Paper Posters

FedEx Office:

Print X-Press & Copy Center, Pasadena:

Fabric Posters

**Make sure to get the "performance knit" fabric!
Instructions on getting fabric posters made:

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