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Invited Speakers

Speaker Name:Professor Michael I. Jordan, UC Berkeley

Title: Towards a Blend of Machine Learning and Microeconomics


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. His research interests bridge the computational, statistical, cognitive and biological sciences. Prof. Jordan is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He has been named a Neyman Lecturer and a Medallion Lecturer by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and he has given a Plenary Lecture at the International Congress of Mathematicians. He received the IJCAI Research Excellence Award in 2016, the David E. Rumelhart Prize in 2015, the ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award in 2009, and the IEEE John von Neumann Medal in 2020.

Speaker Name:Daphne Koller, insitro

Talk Title: Machine Learning: A New Approach to Drug Discovery


Daphne Koller is CEO and Founder of insitro, a company using machine learning and high-throughput biology to transform drug discovery. Daphne was the Rajeev Motwani Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, where she served on the faculty for 18 years. She was the co-founder, co-CEO and President of Coursera for 5 years, and Chief Computing Officer of Calico, an Alphabet company in the healthcare space. She is the author of over 200 refereed publications appearing in venues such as Science, Cell, and Nature Genetics. Daphne was recognized as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2012. She received the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 2004 and the ACM Prize in Computing in 2008. She was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 2011 and elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2014 and of the International Society of Computational Biology in 2017.

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