Inverse Problems and Machine Learning
Feb 9-11, 2018

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The workshop was held in the Annenberg Center for Information and Technology —
— and in the Millikan Board Room.

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Parking at Caltech

Visitor parking at Caltech requires a permit during business hours (Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm). Parking on Saturday and Sunday does not require a permit, but visitors must still park in unmarked ("commuter") stalls only. More information can be found at:


Speaker lodging will be provided at the:

Hilton Pasadena
168 S Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101

IMPORTANT: We will book the rooms with the hotel. To make or adjust a reservation, please contact Sydney Garstang,

Getting to/from the Hilton Pasadena and Caltech

  • The Hilton offers a complimentary shuttle service on a first-come, first-served basis from 6:30am-9:30pm daily.
  • In addition, we have arranged a group code for Lyft for use by hotel guests getting to/from Caltech (only) for the workshop. All participants with IP/ML-organized reservations at the Hilton Pasadena will receive information about the Lyft arrangements in a separate message.
  • The Hilton Pasadena is conveniently located about 1.3 miles from Caltech. The weather is currently forecast to be mild and sunny throughout the Workshop, so a lovely walk may be in order!




The closest international airport to Pasadena is LAX (Los Angeles International Airport). This is likely to be the best option for most international travelers, and may be preferable for domestic travelers as well because it offers the widest range of flights.


A second international airport is ONT (Ontario International Airport). This airport is smaller and easier to get in and out of, but it is farther away than LAX. However, if you are planning on renting a car, then ONT may be an option for you, and flights and car rentals may be less expensive than via LAX.


A third international airport is SNA (John Wayne Airport). SNA is further away than LAX, and during peak travel times, the main highway (I5) between SNA and Pasadena is extremely clogged with traffic. It is best to avoid the roads completely in the time ranges 07:00–09:00 and again 15:00–20:00. Also, the highways immediately around SNA are somewhat convoluted; it's a good idea to plan your route ahead of time.


For domestic flights, a fourth airport to consider is BUR (Bob Hope Airport). It is by far the closest airport to Pasadena, but serves only a limited number of airlines. (If you fly Southwest Airlines, however, it is probably your best bet.)

Airport Transportation

For direct and economical transportation to and from the airport, an app-based service is probably your best bet. Estimates for one-way rides using Lyft are:

LAX $40 - $67
BUR $23 - $40
ONT $52 - $76
SNR $63 - $107

Shuttles are also available. SuperShuttle rates between LAX and the Hilton Pasadena are $30 for a standard, multi-stop shuttle, and $60 for a direct, shared ride.

Transportation Around Town

Again, app-based options are your best bet.

Dining Near Caltech

No organized dinners are planned as part of the IP/ML program. However, there are a wide variety of local dining options. Many great restaurants, bars, and lounges can be found in Old Town Pasadena, as well as in the South Lake Avenue shopping district:


Sydney Garstang

MC 305-16
Pasadena, CA 91125