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.