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One-on-One With 2011 Turing Award Winner Judea Pearl

May 9th, 2012 / in awards, resources / by Erwin Gianchandani

Judea Pearl, UCLA [image courtesy ACM]As part of a continuing series of interviews with thought leaders in computing, our friends at the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) have published a podcast this week featuring 2011 ACM A.M. Turing Award winner Judea Pearl:

The interview reveals the fascinating role of philosophy and empirical science in Pearl’s work, which encompasses probability, causality, and counterfactual thinking. Pearl discusses the influence of education on his success and the challenges of educating future generations. He also illuminates his interests in cognitive science, computation, and physics as well as his work at RCA Research Laboratories, and the transition into academia.

 

[The interview also explores] how Judea’s attempt to filter out uncertainty and noisy data has profound implications for a variety of applications. Among them are machine reasoning, natural language processing, computer vision, robotics, computational biology, econometrics, cognitive science, statistics, philosophy, psychology, epidemiology and social science.

Check it out after the jump…

…and read an edited transcript of the interview here.

(Contributed by Erwin Gianchandani, CCC Director)

One-on-One With 2011 Turing Award Winner Judea Pearl