Martial Hebert, Dean, School of Computer Science, and Professor of Robotics, invites you to a virtual programto celebrate Raj Reddy’s 50-year career at Carnegie Mellon UniversityInaugural Raj Reddy Artificial Intelligence Lecture Wednesday, November 18 10-11:30 a.m. ET Virtual Program
The Raj Reddy Artificial Intelligence Lecture Series was established in honor of Raj Reddy and his critical work in AI during his now 50 year career at CMU.
All participants must register for this event. A Zoom login link will be provided before the virtual program in a confirmation email. To help shape the conversation, you are encouraged to pre-submit your questions for the keynote speakers and Raj Reddy.
Register by Monday, November 16 Questions? Contact University Events.
Geoffrey HintonDistinguished Professor Emeritus, Computer Science Department, University of TorontoGeoffrey Hinton received his PhD in Artificial Intelligence from Edinburgh in 1978. After five years as a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon he became a fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and moved to the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto where he is now an emeritus professor. Geoffrey Hinton was one of the researchers who introduced the backpropagation algorithm and the first to use backpropagation for learning word embeddings. His other contributions to neural network research include Boltzmann machines, distributed representations, time-delay neural nets, mixtures of experts, variational learning and deep learning. His research group in Toronto made major breakthroughs in deep learning that revolutionized speech recognition and object classification. Geoffrey Hinton is a fellow of the UK Royal Society and a foreign member of the US National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His awards include the David E. Rumelhart prize, the IJCAI award for research excellence, the Killam prize for Engineering, the IEEE Frank Rosenblatt medal, the NSERC Herzberg Gold Medal, the IEEE James Clerk Maxwell Gold medal, the NEC C&C award, the BBVA award, the Honda Prize and the Turing Award.
Yann LeCunVice President and Chief Artificial Intelligence Strategist, Facebook AI Yann LeCun received an Engineering Diploma from ESIEE (Paris) and a PhD from Sorbonne Université. After a postdoc in Toronto he joined AT&T Bell Labs in 1988, and AT&T Labs in 1996 as Head of Image Processing Research. He joined NYU as a professor in 2003 and Facebook in 2013. His interests include AI machine learning, computer perception, robotics and computational neuroscience. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur.
Harry ShumFormer Executive Vice President, Artificial Intelligence and Research, Microsoft Dr. Harry Shum is a world-renowned business executive, computer scientist and educator. He left Microsoft in February 2020 after 23 years to pursue new opportunities in education, business, and technology. As the Executive Vice President of Artificial Intelligence and Research at Microsoft, he led Microsoft Research, one of the world’s premier computer science research organizations, and was responsible for driving the company’s overall AI strategy and forward-looking research and development efforts spanning infrastructure, services, and apps and agents such as Bing, Xiaoice and Cortana. He was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 2017, and the Royal Academy of Engineering in the UK in 2018. Dr. Shum is an IEEE Fellow and an ACM Fellow for his contributions to computer vision and computer graphics. He received his Ph.D. in robotics from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.