Dr. Eric Xing is a Professor of Machine Learning in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, and the director of the CMU Center for Machine Learning and Health under the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance. His principal research interests lie in the development of machine learning and statistical methodology; especially for solving problems involving automated learning, reasoning, and decision-making in high-dimensional, multimodal, and dynamic possible worlds in social and biological systems. Professor Xing received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley. He is an associate editor of the Annals of Applied Statistics (AOAS), the Journal of American Statistical Association (JASA), the IEEE Transaction of Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), the PLoS Journal of Computational Biology, and an Action Editor of the Machine Learning Journal (MLJ), the Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR). He is a member of the DARPA Information Science and Technology (ISAT) Advisory Group, and a Program Chair of ICML 2014.
Speaker webpage: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~epxing