Yaser S. Abu-Mostafa
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Degrees and Appointments
B.Sc., Cairo University, 1979; M.S.E.E., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1981; Ph.D., Caltech, 1983. Garrett Research Fellow in Electrical Engineering, 1983; Assistant Professor, 1983-89; Associate Professor, 1989-94; Professor, 1994-.
Machine learning applies to any situation where there is data that we are trying to make sense of, and a target function that we cannot mathematically pin down. The spectrum of applications is huge, going from financial forecasting to medical diagnosis to industrial inspection to recommendation systems, to name a few. The field encompasses neural networks, statistical inference, and data mining.
List of Research Areas
machine learning, learning theory, computational learning, pattern recognition, neural networks, computational finance, probability and statistics
Social and Information Sciences Laboratory, Center for the Mathematics of Information