Ethem Alpaydin



Ethem ALPAYDIN received his BSc from Department of Computer Engineering of Bogazici University in 1987 and the degree of Docteur es Sciences from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in 1990. He did his postdoctoral work at the International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley in 1991 and afterwards was appointed Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Engineering of Bogazici University. He was appointed Associate Professor in 1996 and Professor in 2002 in the same department.
As visiting researcher, he worked at Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT in 1994, International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley in 1997, IDIAP, Switzerland in 1998, and TU Delft in 2014.

He was Fulbright Senior Scholar in 1997/1998 and re

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“Intelligence seems not to originate from some outlandish formula, but rather from the patient, almost brute force use of simple, straightforward algorithms. It”
Ethem Alpaydin, Machine Learning

“Each of us, actually every animal, is a data scientist. We collect data from our sensors, and then we process the data to get abstract rules to perceive our environment and control our actions in that environment to minimize pain and/or maximize pleasure. We have memory to store those rules in our brains, and then we recall and use them when needed. Learning is lifelong; we forget rules when they no longer apply or revise them when the environment changes. Learning”
Ethem Alpaydin, Machine Learning

“Now data is cheap and we are all kings and queens of our little online fiefdoms. A baby born to gadget-loving parents today can generate more data in her first month than it took for Homer to narrate the complete adventures of Odysseus.”
Ethem Alpaydin, Machine Learning

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