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Make Data Work
Feb 17–20, 2015 • San Jose, CA
Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan
Professor, UC Berkeley


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.
He received his Masters in Mathematics from Arizona State University, and earned his PhD in Cognitive Science in 1985 from the University of California, San Diego. He was a professor at MIT from 1988 to 1998. 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 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.


9:00am–5:00pm Wednesday, 02/18/2015
Hardcore Data Science
Location: LL20 BC
Ben Lorica (O'Reilly Media), Ben Recht (University of California, Berkeley), Chris Re (Stanford University | Apple), Maya Gupta (Google), Alyosha Efros (UC Berkeley), Eamonn Keogh (University of California - Riverside), John Myles White (Facebook), Fei-Fei Li (Stanford University), Tara Sainath (Google), Michael Jordan (UC Berkeley), Anima Anandkumar (UC Irvine), John Canny (UC Berkeley), David Andrzejewski (Sumo Logic)
Average rating: ****.
(4.86, 7 ratings)
All-Day: Strata's regular data science track has great talks with real world experience from leading edge speakers. But we didn't just stop there—we added the Hardcore Data Science day to give you a chance to go even deeper. The Hardcore day will add new techniques and technologies to your data science toolbox, shared by leading data science practitioners from startups, industry, consulting... Read more.
9:45am–10:30am Wednesday, 02/18/2015
Hardcore Data Science
Location: LL20 BC.
Michael Jordan (UC Berkeley)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)
In this talk we show how statistical decision theory provides a mathematical point of departure for achieving such a blending. We develop theoretical tradeoffs between statistical risk, amount of data and "externalities" such as computation, communication and privacy. We develop procedures that allow one to choose desired operating points along such tradeoff curves. Read more.