Head of Google donates $2 million to Institute for Advanced Study for machine learning program

Date: August 5, 2017 Published by



  • 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.


Head of Google donates $2 million to Institute for Advanced Study for machine learning program

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