• In 1987: 600 attendees (only two women).
  • Today: 6,000 attendees (900 women).
  • Last year: 3,800 attendees.
  • Terry's law: NIPS attendance is roughly doubling each year.
  • Top three subject areas: deep learning, computer vision, large-scale learning.
  • Subject distribution is heavy-tailed.
  • Aimed to reduce variance in reviews by doubling the number of reviewers.
  • Reviewer 'cloning': ask previous reviewers to suggest new reviewers
  • Volunteer reviewers.
  • Rebuttal: If score is already positive, it helps. If score is negative, it hurts.