Jason Eisner to give Inaugural Professorial Lecture on March 28

March 25, 2016

Jason Eisner of the Department of Computer Science will give his Inaugural Professorial Lecture from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Monday, March 28 in Mason Hall Auditorium.

Eisner headshotIn a lecture titled “Probabilistic Models of Natural Language,” Eisner will describe mathematical tools for modeling how the parts of a sentence relate to one another, to the grammar of the language, and to facts in the world. He also will talk about algorithms for learning the parameters of such models and drawing inferences from them. Jason is affiliated with the Center for Language and Speech Processing, the Cognitive Science Department, and the Human Language Technology Center of Excellence, and leads JHU’s cross-departmental machine learning group.

The Don P. Giddens Inaugural Professorial Lecture series is named for the fifth dean of the Whiting School of Engineering and started in 1993 to honor newly promoted full professors

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