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2013 Speakers

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Eric Horvitz

Eric Horvitz

Distinguished Scientist and Managing Co-Director, Microsoft Research

Eric Horvitz, MD PhD is a distinguished scientist and managing co-director at Microsoft Research.  He pursues principles and applications of machine learning and intelligence—with forays into decision science, human-computer interaction, and cognitive psychology. His research includes efforts to harness large-scale data resources to build systems that predict outcomes, and methods for using these predictions to guide decisions and policies in healthcare and other domains. A major thread of Eric’s work centers on using machine intelligence to complement and augment human intellect. His work and collaborations have led to fielded systems in multiple domains, including systems in use at hospitals across the world for predicting patient outcomes based on data drawn from electronic health records. Beyond traditional sources of health data, Eric is interested in methods for making crisp inferences about health and well-being from noisy signals drawn from social media and logs of Web searching and browsing.  

Eric has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), and the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). He was recently elected to ACM SIGCHI’s CHI Academy for contributions at the intersection of machine intelligence and human-computer interaction. He has served on multiple academic and governmental advisory boards, including the advisory committee for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) CISE Directorate, the Computing Community Consortium (CCC), and DARPA’s ISAT study group. Eric recently completed a cycle of service as president of the AAAI and is now serving as the chair of the AAAS Section on Information, Computing, and Communication.  Eric received his MD and PhD degrees at Stanford University. 

  • 02 oct
    Wednesday, October 2
    Opening Dinner and Headline Interviews
  • 03 oct
    Thursday, October 3
    Full Day of Programming, Lab Tours
    and Evening Event
  • 04 oct
    Friday, October 4
    Half-Day of Programming, Lunch, and
    Lab Tours

The Locations

La Jolla, California

Scripps Seaside Forum

Find a Hotel

The Atlantic and UC San Diego have negotiated a discounted rate for our attendees at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club and will run a shuttle from the property to our various event venues. When calling for a reservation, please reference “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific”.

La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
2000 Spindrift Drive
La Jolla, CA
(888) 828-0948

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