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Franklin Institute Symposium



Featuring Vladimir Vapnik

Recipient of the 2012 Benjamin Franklin Medal

in Computer and Cognitive Science





The Franklin Institute Awards Program

Penn Research in Machine Learning

The GRASP Laboratory

The New York Academy of Science

The Philadelphia Science Festival

Event Poster (pdf)


Over the course of the last few decades a vibrant field of research has emerged at the nexus of statistics and computational science. Statistical machine learning has given rise to techniques that are currently used to analyze, quantify and predict phenomena in a wide range of fields. Algorithms and ideas developed in this area have been employed in a vast number of applications including face and speech recognition, web and image search, customer preference prediction and genomic exploration. This symposium honors Prof. Vladimir Vapnik, for his fundamental contributions to our understanding of statistical machine learning, and to the development of important machine learning methods.


Wednesday April 25 2012

10AM - 3PM

Berger Auditorium

Skirkanich Hall

210 South 33rd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104




Michael Kearns:

University of Pennsylvania

Robert Schapire:
Princeton University
Michael Jordan:
University of California, Berkeley
[2PM - 3PM]
Vladimir Vapnik:  
Columbia University and NEC Laboratories


This event is free and open to the public, online RSVPs appreciated for planning purposes.









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