Date: August 5, 2017
- The program will focus on developing the mathematical underpinnings of machine learning, including unsupervised learning, optimization, and statistics.
- Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, and his wife Wendy Schmidt, president of the Schmidt Family Foundation, are donating $2 million to the Institute for Advanced Study for the launch of a program in theoretical machine learning.
- The gift will help fund a three-year program in the Institute’s mathematics school that will begin this fall.
- The program will be led by Sanjeev Arora, a Princeton University professor who will be a visiting professor at the Institute.
- The program will also explore connections to neighboring fields, including biology, computer vision, natural language processing, neuroscience, and social science.
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