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The Gerard Salton Lecture Series 2006-2007

This lecture series honors our former colleague with speakers who similarly are innovators in their fields. It is brought to you with the support of Amit Singhal, PhD '97.

photo by Edgar Rosenberg
Gerard Salton (1927- 1995)
A towering figure in the field of information retrieval, Gerard Salton synthesized ideas from mathematics, statistics, and natural language processing to create a scientific basis for extracting semantics from word frequency. The impact of his contribution is profound - five textbooks, over 150 research papers, and dozens of Ph.D. students. The modern information science research scene, with its terabyte databases, Web, and related technologies, owes a great deal to Gerry's pioneering efforts.


September 21, 2006

Hector Garcia-Molina

Stanford University

Generic Entity Resolution

November 14 , 2006

Judea Pearl


The Mathematics of Causal Inference


March 1, 2007

Chet Huber


It is presented in B17 Upson Hall, Cornell University.