Un premio Turing per onorare la memoria di Alan Turing

Martedì, 29 Maggio, 2012
Photo   Un premio Turing per onorare la memoria di Alan Turing: Lectio Magistralis di Judea Pearl

Prof. Judea Pearl (University of California, Los Angeles), premio Turing 2011
Martedì, 29 Maggio 2012, dalle 9.00 alle 13.00
Aula Magna del Rettorato
piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Roma

Judea Pearl is a professor of computer science and statistics at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a graduate of the Technion, Israel, and has joined the faculty of UCLA in 1970, where he currently directs the Cognitive Systems Laboratory and conducts research in artificial intelligence, causal inference and philosophy of science.
Pearl has authored three books: Heuristics (1984), Probabilistic Reasoning (1988), and Causality (2000;2009).
He is member of the National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Science. He is the recipient of the 2008 Benjamin Franklin Medal for Computer and Cognitive Science and the 2011 David Rumelhart Prize from the Cognitive Science Society. In 2012 he received the Technion's Harvey Prize and the ACM A.M. Turing Award.
  Abstract. Recent advances in causal modeling has given rise to a new mathematical framework that enables computers to understand and reason with cause-effect relationships. I will first describe this framework as a tool for passing a mini "Turing test" in causal conversations, and then demonstrate how it resolves long-standing problems in the social and empirical sciences.

Background material:
J. Pearl, Causality (Cambridge University Press, 2009)
Technical papers:
Documento 1; Documento 2
Documento 3; Documento 4