The Science of Cause and Effect
Featuring Dr. Judea Pearl '65
NYU-Poly alumnus and winner of the 2011 ACM Turing Award, the highest distinction in computer science, "for fundamental contributions to artificial intelligence through the development of a calculus for probabilistic and causal reasoning." Pearl is currently a professor of computer science and statistics and director of the Cognitive Systems Laboratory at UCLA.
Each year, NYU-Poly’s Lynford Lecture features a prominent thinker who explains complex information and important ideas with clarity and concision. The series is made possible by Tondra and Jeffrey Lynford and NYU-Poly’s Institute for Mathematics and Advanced Supercomputing (IMAS). Mr. Lynford is Vice Chairman of the NYU-Poly Board of Trustees, Trustee of New York University, Director of the Trust for Governors Island, a commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and President of Educational Housing Services. The Lynfords were instrumental in bringing IMAS Co-Directors Drs. David and Gregory Chudnovsky to NYU-Poly.
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NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering is a comprehensive school of engineering, applied sciences, technology and research, and is rooted in a 158-year tradition of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship: i2e.
The institution, founded in 1854, is the nation’s second-oldest private engineering school. In addition to its main campus in New York City at MetroTech Center in downtown Brooklyn, it also offers programs at sites throughout the region, around the globe and remotely through online learning. The NYU School of Engineering is an integral part of NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, and the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) in downtown Brooklyn.
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