Machine learning is a field of research that proposes and analyses algorithms for induction-i.e., generalising from examples---and applies them to applications such as search engines, bioinformatics, weather and stock forecasting, automated translation, and image recognition. In recent years, research in this area has increasingly made use of wide range of ideas from mathematics, particularly statistics, differential geometry, information, graph and probability theory, as well as functional and convex analysis.

In this talk I will give a broad overview of machine learning and some of the mathematics I've encountered in my own research. My aim is to impart some of my excitement for what is a topical, engaging, challenging and varied area of research for people with a solid background in mathematics.


Dr. Mark Reid

Research Area

Applied Seminar


School of Computer Science, ANU


Thu, 26/08/2010 - 3:00pm