FSE inaugural lecture series - Prof. Gavin Brown - 21 March 2018Published: Tuesday, 20 March 2018
FSE inaugural lecture series - Prof. Gavin Brown, School of Computer Science
Finding new ways to Think : Twenty Years in Machine Learning
Date: Wednesday 21st March
Venue: Kilburn Building Lecture Theatre 1.1, University of Manchester
Abstract: Machine Learning is changing the world. But it's still a young field, compared to the classical science and engineering disciplines. The exciting potential for the field has created a veritable sandstorm of new ideas and papers, increasing all the time.
Since I started my PhD in 1998, my time has focused on finding new ways to think, to see a clear path through that sandstorm. My team has found connections and built bridges that unify seemingly disparate parts of the literature - we've created principles, theories, and frameworks that simplify the field. This has enabled new directions, from stronger foundations. This lecture will review some highlights, where we've built bridges from deep learning to statistical feature selection, from there to computer architectures and reproducible research, and from medical drug trials to domestic violence.