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Deep Learning to Solve Challenging Problems

Date and Time
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Friend Center 101
Distinguished Lecture Series
CS Professor Kai Li

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Jeff Dean
For the past six years, the Google Brain team has conducted research on difficult problems in artificial intelligence, on building large-scale computer systems for machine learning research, and, in collaboration with many teams at Google, on applying our research and systems to dozens of Google products.  We have made significant progress in computer vision, speech recognition, language understanding, machine translation, healthcare, robotic control, and other areas. Our group has open-sourced the TensorFlow system, a widely popular system designed to easily express machine learning ideas, and to quickly train, evaluate and deploy machine learning systems.  In this talk, I'll highlight some of the research and computer systems work we've done with an eye towards how it can be used to solve challenging problems.

This talk describes joint work with many people at Google.

Jeff Dean joined Google in 1999 and is currently a Google Senior Fellow in Google's Research Group, where he co-founded and leads the Google Brain team, Google's deep learning and artificial intelligence research team.  He and his collaborators are working on systems for speech recognition, computer vision, language understanding, and various other machine learning tasks. He has co-designed/implemented many generations of Google's crawling, indexing, and query serving systems, and co-designed/implemented 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, the open-source TensorFlow system for machine learning, and a variety of internal and external libraries and developer tools.  

Jeff received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Washington in 1996, working with Craig Chambers on whole-program optimization techniques for object-oriented languages.  He received a B.S. in computer science & economics from the University of Minnesota in 1990. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS), and a winner of the ACM Prize in Computing and the Mark Weiser Award.

*A reception in the Friend Center Upper Atrium will follow immediately after the talk.
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