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.

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.

Thursday 10.29.15

From Robots to Biomolecules: Computing Meets the Physical World

Salton Speaker: Lydia Kavraki, Rice University

Host: Ross Knepper

Thursday 12.03.15

Big Data Is (At Least) Four Different Problems

Salton Speaker: Mike Stonebraker, CSAIL MIT

Host: Ken Birman

 

All lectures are presented in G01 Gates Hall, Cornell University.

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