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Yaser Abu Mostafa
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Yaser Abu-Mostafa's group works on the theory, algorithms, and applications of machine learning (ML). Their goal is to understand the principles of how learning works and to develop learning solutions for real-life problems. They have successfully applied ML to a variety of practical problems. Among the applications they have worked on are financial forecasting, medical image classification, industrial inspection, recommender systems, and credit approval. All of these problems, and many others, share the same premise of a data set generated by an underlying process. The process cannot be mathematically pinned down, and ML enables us to infer what the process is based on the available data.