Avi Wigderson

In 2012, Hao Huang , Member (2012–13) and Visitor (2013­–14) in the School of Mathematics, first learned about the sensitivity conjecture over lunch at the Institute from Michael Saks , a Visitor (2005­–06) in the School. Speaking with Quanta Magazine ’s...
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Avi Wigderson , Herbert H. Maass Professor in the School of Mathematics, has been awarded the 2019 Donald E. Knuth Prize. Conferred annually by the ACM Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory and the IEEE Technical Committee on the Mathematical Foundations of...
Machine learning — sometimes called the leading edge of artificial intelligence — is the rapidly developing computer technology behind self-driving cars, complex web searches, medical and science applications, and face and speech recognition. Machine-learning programs synthesize knowledge in a way that’s analogous to how children...
Fuld Hall, Institute for Advanced Study
A $2 million donation from Eric and Wendy Schmidt supports the launch of the Program in Theoretical Machine Learning in the Institute’s School of Mathematics. The gift will launch a three-year program beginning in the Fall of 2017 and will focus on developing the mathematical underpinnings of machine learning, including unsupervised learning, deep learning, optimization, and statistics.