The New Frontier in Machine Learning, MIHAELA VAN DER SCHAAR, University of Cambridge

Speaker: Mihaela van der Shaar
Affiliation: University of Cambridge


In this talk, I aim to illuminate the underemphasized yet critical dimension in machine learning: time. I contend that time harbors the potential to revolutionize machine learning methodologies and their applications in numerous domains from healthcare to engineering to finance. This presentation underscores the opportunities and challenges that emerge from integrating temporal dynamics into machine learning models, enriching prediction accuracy, inference robustness, causality, and conceptual understanding.


Mihaela van der Schaar is the John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Medicine at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute in London. In addition to leading the van der Schaar Lab, Mihaela is founder and director of the Cambridge Centre for AI in Medicine (CCAIM).

Mihaela was elected IEEE Fellow in 2009. She has received numerous awards, including the Oon Prize on Preventative Medicine from the University of Cambridge (2018), a National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2004), 3 IBM Faculty Awards, the IBM Exploratory Stream Analytics Innovation Award, the Philips Make a Difference Award and several best paper awards, including the IEEE Darlington Award.

Mihaela is personally credited as inventor on 35 USA patents, many of which are still frequently cited and adopted in standards. She has made over 45 contributions to international standards for which she received 3 ISO Awards. In 2019, a Nesta report determined that Mihaela was the most-cited female AI researcher in the U.K.

Hosted by Professor Guy Van den Broeck

Date(s) - Dec 05, 2023
4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

3400 Boelter Hall
420 Westwood Plaza Los Angeles California 90095