Sep 23–26, 2019
Rich Caruana

Rich Caruana
Principal Researcher, Microsoft

Rich Caruana is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research. Before joining Microsoft, Rich was on the faculty in the Computer Science Department at Cornell University, at UCLA’s Medical School, and at CMU’s Center for Learning and Discovery. Rich’s Ph.D. is from Carnegie Mellon University, where he worked with Tom Mitchell and Herb Simon. His thesis on Multi-Task Learning helped create interest in a new subfield of machine learning called Transfer Learning. Rich received an NSF CAREER Award in 2004 (for Meta Clustering), best paper awards in 2005 (with Alex Niculescu-Mizil), 2007 (with Daria Sorokina), and 2014 (with Todd Kulesza, Saleema Amershi, Danyel Fisher, and Denis Charles), co-chaired KDD in 2007 (with Xindong Wu), and serves as area chair for NIPS, ICML, and KDD. His current research focus is on learning for medical decision making, transparent modeling, deep learning, and computational ecology.

Sessions

11:20am12:00pm Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Location: 3B - Expo Hall
Secondary topics:  Ethics
Harsha Nori (Microsoft), Sameul Jenkins (Microsoft), Rich Caruana (Microsoft)
Understanding decisions made by machine learning systems is critical for sensitive uses, ensuring fairness, and debugging production models. Interpretability is a maturing field of research that presents many options for trying to understand model decisions. Microsoft is releasing new tools to help you train powerful, interpretable models and interpret decisions of existing blackbox systems. Read more.

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