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Symposium in Honor of AI Pioneer Professor Leonard Uhr's Intellectual Legacy

Event Details

Friday, October 20, 2023
12:45-5:45 p.m.

Leonard Uhr (1927 – October 5, 2000) was a UW-Madison Computer Sciences professor and pioneer in computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning and cognitive science. He was an expert in many aspects of human neurophysiology and perception, and a central theme of his research was to design artificial intelligence systems based on his understanding of how the human brain works. He was one of the early proponents of incorporation into artificial intelligence algorithms of methods for dealing with uncertainty.

This symposium will feature lectures from ten UW-Madison faculty members on AI and Machine Learning to honor Emeritus Professor Len Uhr. Talks will be given by Professors Rob Nowak (ECE), Junjie Hu (BMI), Jerry Zhu (CS), Ramya Korlakai Vinayak (ECE), Yudong Chen (CS), Pedro Morgado (ECE), Ilias Diakonikolas (CS), Qiaomin Xie (ISyE), Frederic Sala (CS), and Kangwook Lee (ECE). A full schedule is available here: