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Climate Change: A Grand Challenge for ML
Yoshua Bengio · Carla Gomes · Andrew Ng · Jeff Dean · Lester Mackey

Sat Dec 14 11:15 AM -- 12:00 PM (PST) @

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Yoshua Bengio (Mila - University of Montreal)
Carla Gomes (Cornell University)
Andrew Ng (Stanford University)

Andrew Ng, Chief Scientist at Baidu, Chairman & Co-Founder of Coursera, Adjunct Professor, Stanford Dr. Andrew Ng joined Baidu in May 2014 as chief scientist. He is responsible for driving the company's global AI strategy and infrastructure. He leads Baidu Research in Beijing and Silicon Valley as well as technical teams in the areas of speech, big data and image search. In addition to his role at Baidu, Dr. Ng is an adjunct professor in the computer science department at Stanford University. In 2011 he led the development of Stanford's Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform and taught an online machine learning class that was offered to over 100,000 students. This led to the co-founding of Coursera, where he continues to serve as chairman. Previously, Dr. Ng was the founding lead of the Google Brain deep learning project. Dr. Ng has authored or co-authored over 100 research papers in machine learning, robotics and related fields. In 2013 he was named to the Time 100 list of the most influential persons in the world. He holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, MIT and the University of California, Berkeley.

Jeff Dean (Google Research)

Jeff joined Google in 1999 and is currently a Google Senior Fellow. He currently leads Google's Research and Health divisions, where he co-founded the Google Brain team. He has co-designed/implemented multiple generations of Google's distributed machine learning systems for neural network training and inference, as well as multiple generations of Google's crawling, indexing, and query serving systems, and major pieces of Google's initial advertising and AdSense for Content systems. He is also a co-designer and co-implementor of Google's distributed computing infrastructure, including the MapReduce, BigTable and Spanner systems, protocol buffers, LevelDB, systems infrastructure for statistical machine translation, and a variety of internal and external libraries and developer tools. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Washington in 1996, working with Craig Chambers on compiler techniques for object-oriented languages. He is a Fellow of the ACM, a Fellow of the AAAS, a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and a recipient of the Mark Weiser Award and the ACM Prize in Computing.

Lester Mackey (Stanford)

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