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Tommy Poggio


"Learning: Theory and Applications"

Monday February 21, 2005 04:00 PM
Location: 107H, Parks Shop NCSU Historical Campus
(Visitor parking instructions)

This talk is part of the Triangle Computer Science Distinguished Lecturer Series


Abstract: The problem of learning is one of the main gateways to making intelligent machines and to understanding how the brain works. In this talk I will give a brief overview of recent work on learning theory, including new results on predictivity and stability of the solution of the learning problem. I will then describe recent efforts in developing machines that learn for applications such as visual recognition, computer graphics and bioinformatics. Relevant papers can found on his homepage:
Short Bio: Tomaso Poggio is Eugene McDermott Professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He is also Co-Director of the Center for Biological and Computational Learning and was appointed Investigator immediately after the establishment of the McGovern Institute in 2000. He joined the MIT faculty in 1981, after ten years at the Max Planck Institute for Biology and Cybernetics in Tubingen, Germany. He received a Ph.D. in 1970 from the University of Genoa. Poggio is a Foreign Member of the Italian Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Host: Jon Doyle, Computer Science, NCSU

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