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12th Annual Cantrell Lectures

Student Learning Center, Room 101
Dr. Stephen Smale
University of California, Berkeley

3 lectures on human & machine learning

March 22, 2006 - 3:30pm

Student Learning Center 101

Title of talk: Learning & intelligence

(Lecture for general audience)

March 23, 2006 - 3:30pm

Student Learning Center 150

Title of talk: Fast algorithms for learning

March 24, 2006 - 3:30pm

Student Learning Center 150

Title of talk: The competing roles of statistics & approximation



Professor Smale has made significant contributions in the fields of dynamical systems, geometry, econometrics, operations research, topology and the mathematical theory of computer science. In 1966, Professor Smale won a Fields Medal—an international medal awarded once every four years  for outstanding discoveries in mathematics. This honor is comparable to a Nobel Prize and is traditionally awarded to mathematicians under 40 years of age.

Other important honors bestowed upon Professor Smale during his distinguished academic career include the 1965 Veblen Prize for Geometry, the 1988 Chauvenet Prize awarded by the Mathematical Association of America, and the 1989 Von Neumann Award awarded by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

Professor Smale is a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.











Refreshments following lecture.

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