Blaise Aguera y Arcas - Aspects of Machine Learning

Thu, Apr 20, 2017, 11:00 am
Fine Hall, room 214

Dear Machine Learning Enthusiasts:


We are very excited to welcome Blaise Aguera y Arcas (Principal Scientist and Research Engineer in Machine Intelligence at Google, and Princeton alum '98) back to Princeton.  Blaise will be giving a Guest Lecture on 


"Aspects of Machine Learning"

Fine Hall, Room 214

Thursday, April 20th 



as a part of the "Secrecy Search and Society" Freshman Seminar Guest Lecture Series, open to all interested Princeton (undergraduate and graduate) students. There will also be time after the talk for questions and some further related discussions.


Blaise leads a team at Google focusing on Machine Intelligence for mobile devices—including bothbasic research and new products. His group works extensively with deep neural nets for machine perception, distributed learning, and agents, as well as collaborating with academic institutions on connectomics research. Until 2014 he was a Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft, where he worked in a variety of roles, from inventor to strategist, and led teams with strengths in inter­ac­tion design, pro­to­typ­ing, computer vision and machine vision, augmented reality, wearable com­put­ing and graphics. Blaise has given TED talks on Sead­ragon and Pho­to­synth (2007, 2012) and Bing Maps (2010). In 2008, he was awarded MIT’s prestigious TR35 (“35 under 35”).


Please feel free to join us on Thursday 4/20 at 11am in Fine 214 to hear Blaise's unique perspective on cutting-edge developments in Machine Learning!


Looking forward to seeing you there!