NESS Colloquium Series

Dr. Michael Jordan from the University of California, Berkeley will give a talk titled “On Computational Thinking, Inferential Thinking and Data Science” on January, 31, 2018 at the University of Connecticut.

  • Time: 4:00 PM, January 31, 2018

  • Location: Room 104, Henry Ruthven Monteith Bldg, 341 Mansfield Rd, Storrs, CT 06269

    The event will be live-streamed.

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    Dr. Michael I. Jordan is the Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Department of Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests bridge the computational, statistical, cognitive and biological sciences, and have focused in recent years on Bayesian nonparametric analysis, probabilistic graphical models, spectral methods, kernel machines and applications to problems in distributed computing systems, natural language processing, signal processing and statistical genetics. Prof. Jordan is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has been named a Neyman Lecturer and a Medallion Lecturer by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. He received the IJCAI Research Excellence Award in 2016, the David E. Rumelhart Prize in 2015 and the ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award in 2009. He is a Fellow of the AAAI, ACM, ASA, CSS, IEEE, IMS, ISBA and SIAM.

    This colloquium is part of the NESS Colloquium Series and is jointly sponsored by UConn Department of Statistics, Department of Computer Science and Engineering and NESS.