Yaser S. Abu-Mostafa

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Degrees and Appointments

B.Sc., Cairo University, 1979; M.S.E.E., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1981; Ph.D., Caltech, 1983. Garrett Research Fellow in Electrical Engineering, 1983; Assistant Professor, 1983-89; Associate Professor, 1989-94; Professor, 1994-.


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Research Overview

Machine learning applies to any situation where there is data that we are trying to make sense of, and a target function that we cannot mathematically pin down. The spectrum of applications is huge, going from financial forecasting to medical diagnosis to industrial inspection to recommendation systems, to name a few. The field encompasses neural networks, statistical inference, and data mining.

List of Research Areas

machine learning, learning theory, computational learning, pattern recognition, neural networks, computational finance, probability and statistics

Department of Computing + Mathematical Sciences