Open Collab Research Jam (#5)

The Research Jam is a community event aimed at increasing collaboration opportunities and boosting the efficiency of interactions among researchers. We host Research Jams every eight weeks. You can view details about past jams here. The next Research Jam will be January 12, 2022.

Date & Time

The 5th Open Collab Research Jam is on November 17, 2021, 8am Pacific Time. Here's a calendar event to help with timezones.

You can also subscribe (Google, iCal) or view our Events Calendar to never miss an event from us.


Just show up and present your stuff! You'll have 5-15 minutes to show people what you've done, or an idea you have, while sharing your screen, and be open to answer questions, receive feedback — basically, jam with us.


We invite submissions showcasing early-stage, prototype work or unimplemented, big-picture ideas, with an emphasis on clarity of presentation.

We welcome two types of submissions:

  1. "I did a thing." Tell us about maybe a fun afternoon hack on some research idea, small or large. Maybe you implemented an idea, trained a few networks, and had one figure of colorful dots and lines. Maybe you made a cool demo. Maybe you worked out some math. All kinds of research related "things" are welcome! Since you will only have 5 minutes to tell us about it, we recommend no more than 5 slides, and consider animating them! A possible template can be: Motivation ("I was thinking...") - Attempted solution ("I tried this...") - First result ("And this happended."). But you are also welcome to come up with your own storytelling format, as long as it fits in the 5-minute limit.
  2. "I have an idea." Tell us about an idea you have on your backburner and wish someone could make it work. Maybe it's a followup thought on one of the published papers. Maybe it's a simple tweak that you always wonder if it would work. Maybe it's a big-picture question that you think more people should think about. For this kind submissions we recommend following our Requests-for-Plot (RFP) format, a one-page slide that describes your idea, followed by a concrete instruction of what the first plot should look like, if someone were to implement this idea. Read more about RFPs.

Submission to the Research Jam #5 is closed. If you are interested in securing a spot for future research jams, please complete this form. We will be in touch upon receiving your submission.

You can also support the event by simply attending. Join Zoom (Meeting ID: 823 7053 2755, PW 902000) for presentations and Q&A, and Discord for further hangout. Hope to see you at our Research Jam!


The below times are in the Pacific timezone.

8:00 - 9:30am: Jam presentation (on Zoom; link to join; Meeting ID: 823 7053 2755, PW 902000)

  1. Each presenter is given 15 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A.
Jam Presenter Title
#1 Matthias Bal Transformers from Spin Models
#2 Anshul Kashyap A Contrastive Learning Approach for the Multiclass Classification of Alzheimer's Disease
#3 Steven Kolawole Final Updates on the Sign-to-Speech Project


Below you can find the recording of the presentation session.