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Fields Institute Distinguished Lecture Series in Statistical Science: Dr. Michael I Jordan
October 15 @ 3:30 pm - October 16 @ 4:30 pm
The speaker for Fields Institute’s Distinguished Lecture Series for 2019 is Dr. Michael Jordan, a 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. Professor Jordan is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. He has been named a Neyman Lecturer and a a Medallion Lecturer by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and he has given a Plenary Lecture at the International Congress of Mathematicians. He received the IJCAI Research Excellence Award in 2017, the David E Rumelhart Prize in 2015 and the ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award in 2009.