2019 Ihaka Lecture Series - The University of Auckland

Following on from the success of last year's series, the theme of the 2019 Ihaka lectures is Rise of the machine learners: Statistical learning in the computational era. The series will run from 13 March to 3 April at the University of Auckland. 

Whether labelled as machine learning, predictive algorithms, statistical learning, or AI, the ability of computers to make real-world decisions is rising every year.

The 2019 Ihaka Lecture Series brings together four experts at the interface of statistics and computer science to discuss how computers do it, and how much we should let them.

Event Details

Location | Lecture Theatre PLT1, Ground Floor, Building 303, 38 Princes Street, City Campus.

Time | 6.30pm, Wednesdays.

The series is named after Ross Ihaka, Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Auckland. Ross, along with Robert Gentleman, co-created R – a statistical programming language now used by the majority of the world’s practising statisticians. It is hard to over-emphasise the importance of Ross’s contribution to the field. The University of Auckland named this lecture series in his honour to recognise his work and contributions to our field in perpetuity.

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