DAPHNE KOLLER Professor of Computer Science
Daphne Koller won a 2004 MacArthur Fellowship for her creativity in the area of artificial intelligence. Her research on Bayesian methods, a once obscure branch of probability theory, has been called by Technology Review "one of the 10 emerging technologies that will change your world" because of the potential it offers for machines to understand the world and make accurate predictions using incomplete knowledge. This past April she was awarded the first-ever $150,000 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award for making computers "intelligent." She also was awarded a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers at the White House in 1999. She received a PhD from Stanford where she earned the Computer Science Department's award for the best thesis in 1994.
Daphne Koller’s scientific creativity and achievements will be presented by her colleague, Stanford Professor of Computer Science, Sebastian Thrun, best known for leading two student teams to first and second places in the DARPA $2 million Grand Challenge robot races in 2005 and 2007 respectively.
Wednesday, February 11 7:30 pm Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education FREE; No registration required Open to the public