Stanford Data Science Affiliates Program

Stanford Graph Learning Workshop 2022
Advances in Academia, Industry and the PyG Graph Learning Framework

This workshop will bring together leaders from academia and industry to showcase recent methodological advances of Graph Neural Networks, a wide range of applications to different domains as well as machine learning frameworks and practical challenges for large-scale training and deployment of graph-based machine learning models.


Over the past few years, graphs have emerged as one of the most important and useful abstractions for representing complex data, including social networks, knowledge graphs, financial transactions / purchasing behavior, supply chain networks, molecular graphs, biomedical networks, as well as for modeling 3D objects, manifolds, and source code. Deep representation learning on graphs is an emerging field with a wide array of applications, ranging from protein folding and fraud detection, to drug discovery and recommender systems.

In the Stanford Graph Learning Workshop, we will bring together thought leaders from academia and industry to showcase the most cutting edge and recent methodological advances in Graph Neural Networks. The workshop will present new developments in the leading graph machine learning framework and a wide range of graph machine learning applications to different domains. Additionally, the workshop will discuss practical challenges for large-scale training and deployment of graph-based machine learning models.


The Stanford Graph Learning Workshop will be held on Wednesday, Sept 28 2022, 08:00 - 17:00 Pacific Time.

The entire event will be live-streamed online. Free registrations are available.

If you wish to watch the live stream, please register here. The video link will be provided at a later time.

If you wish to attend in person, please register here.

Workshop Schedule

08:00 - 09:00   Registration & Breakfast

09:00 - 09:30   Jure Leskovec, Stanford University – Welcome and Overview of Graph Representation

09:30 - 10:00   Matthias Fey, PyG – What’s New in PyG

10:00 - 10:20   Ivaylo Bahtchevanov, PyG – Building PyG Open Source Community

10:20 - 10:40   Manan Shah & Dong Wang, – Scaling-up PyG

10:40 - 11:00   Break

11:00 - 11:20   Rishi Puri, Nvidia – Accelerating PyG with Nvidia GPUs

11:20 - 11:40   Ke Ding, Intel – Accelerating PyG with Intel CPUs

11:40 - 12:00   Andreas Damianou, Spotify – Podcast Recommendations using GNNs at Spotify

12:00 - 12:20   Hema Raghavan, – Enabling Enterprises to Query the Future using PyG

12:20 - 12:30   Joseph Huang, Stanford University – The Stanford CS LINXS Summer Research Program

12:30 - 13:30   Lunch

13:30 - 13:50   Marinka Zitnik, Harvard University – Graph AI to Enable Precision Medicine

13:50 - 14:10   Bryan Perozzi, Google – Challenges and Solutions in Applying Graph Neural Networks at Google

14:10 - 14:30   Srijan Kumar, Georgia Institute of Technology – Dynamic and Signed GNNs for Web Safety and Integrity - Applications to Bad Actor Detection on Social Media Platforms

14:30 - 14:50   Luna Dong, Meta – Graph Mining for Next-Generation Intelligent Assistants on AR/VR Devices

14:50 - 15:10   Michi Yasunaga, Stanford University – Graph Learning in NLP Applications

15:10 - 15:30   Break

15:30 - 15:50   Weihua Hu, Stanford University – Learning Backward Compatible Embeddings

15:50 - 16:10   Hongyu Ren, Stanford University – Knowledge Graph Completion and Multi-hop Reasoning in Massive Knowledge Graphs

16:10 - 17:00   Industry Panel – Challenges and Opportunities for Graph Learning

17:00   Happy Hour