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Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY

Office Hour with Anima Anandkumar (UC Irvine)

Anima Anandkumar (UC Irvine)
11:20am–12:00pm Wednesday, 09/30/2015
Office Hours
Location: Table B (O'Reilly Booth)

Wondering what tensor methods can do for you? Anima will answer questions about:

  • How tensor methods can yield rich discriminative features for classification tasks
  • How tensor methods serve as an alternative method for training neural networks
  • Tensor methods as a new paradigm for training probabilistic models and for feature learning
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Anima Anandkumar

UC Irvine

Anima Anandkumar is a principal scientist at Amazon Web Services. Anima is currently on leave from UC Irvine, where she is an associate professor. Her research interests are in the areas of large-scale machine learning, nonconvex optimization, and high-dimensional statistics. In particular, she has been spearheading the development and analysis of tensor algorithms. Previously, she was a postdoctoral researcher at MIT and a visiting researcher at Microsoft Research New England. Anima is the recipient of several awards, including the Alfred. P. Sloan fellowship, the Microsoft faculty fellowship, the Google research award, the ARO and AFOSR Young Investigator awards, the NSF CAREER Award, the Early Career Excellence in Research Award at UCI, the Best Thesis Award from the ACM SIGMETRICS society, the IBM Fran Allen PhD fellowship, and several best paper awards. She has been featured in a number of forums, such as the Quora ML session, Huffington Post, Forbes, and O’Reilly Media. Anima holds a BTech in electrical engineering from IIT Madras and a PhD from Cornell University.