Professor, University of California Berkeley
Michael I. Jordan is the Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor in the
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the
Department of Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley.
He received his Masters in Mathematics from Arizona State University,
and earned his PhD in Cognitive Science in 1985 from the University of
California, San Diego. He was a professor at MIT from 1988 to 1998.
His research interests bridge the computational, statistical, cognitive
and biological sciences, and have focused in recent years on Bayesian
nonparametric analysis, probabilistic graphical models, spectral
methods, kernel machines and applications to problems in distributed computing
systems, natural language processing, signal processing and statistical
genetics. Prof. Jordan is a member of the National Academy
of Sciences, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a
member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
He has been named a Neyman Lecturer and a Medallion Lecturer by the
Institute of Mathematical Statistics. He received the IJCAI Research
Excellence Award in 2016, the David E. Rumelhart Prize in 2015 and
the ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award in 2009. He is a Fellow of the AAAI,
ACM, ASA, CSS, IEEE, IMS, ISBA and SIAM.