1) Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS, SCIE-indexed)
2) International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics (IJDMB, SCIE-indexed)
3) International Journal of Data Warehousing and Mining (IJDWM, SCIE-indexed)
4) International Journal of Business Analytics (IJBAN)
Keynote Speaker: Leslie Valiant 教授简介
Born: 28 March 1949 (age 63)
Nationality: United Kingdom
Fields: MathematicsComputer Science
Institutions: Harvard University
Alma mater: University of CambridgeImperial College LondonUniversity of Warwick
Doctoral advisor: Mike Paterson, Mark Jerrum
Doctoral students: Michael Kearns, Dan Roth, Rocco Servedio
Known for Valiant–Vazirani theorem
Turing Award (2010)
EATCS Award (2008)
Knuth Prize (1997)
Nevanlinna Prize (1986)
Leslie Gabriel Valiant (born 28 March 1949) is a British computer scientist and computational theorist.
Prof. Valiant will give a keynote speech at the ADMA conference to be held in Nanjing on 15-18th December 2012. He is world-renowned for his work in theoretical computer science. Among his many contributions to complexity theory, he introduced the notion of #P-completeness to explain why enumeration and reliability problems are intractable. He also introduced the "probably approximately correct" (PAC) model of machine learning that has helped the field of computational learning theory grow, and the concept of holographic algorithms. His earlier work in automata theory includes an algorithm for context-free parsing, which is (as of 2010) still the asymptotically fastest known. He also works in computational neuroscience focusing on understanding memory and learning.
One of his significant research papers, written with Vijay Vazirani, was proving UNIQUE-SAT ∈ P => NP = RP (Valiant–Vazirani theorem).
He was educated at King's College, Cambridge, Imperial College London, and University of Warwick where he received his Ph.D. in computer science in 1974. He started teaching at Harvard University in 1982 and is currently the T. Jefferson Coolidge Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics in the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Prior to 1982 he taught at Carnegie Mellon University, Leeds University, and the University of Edinburgh.
He received the Nevanlinna Prize in 1986, the Knuth Prize in 1997, the EATCS Award in 2008, and the ACM Turing Award in 2010. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society (London), a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences (USA).
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2. Valiant, L.; Vazirani, V. (1986). "NP is as easy as detecting unique solutions". Theoretical Computer Science 47: 85–93. DOI:10.1016/0304-3975(86)90135-0. http://www.cs.princeton.edu/courses/archive/fall05/cos528/handouts/NP_is_as.pdf
3. David Peleg The EATCS Award 2008 - Laudatio for Professor Leslie Valiant European Association of Theoretical Computer Science.
4. Josh Fishman "‘Probably Approximately Correct’ Inventor, From Harvard U., Wins Turing Award" Chronicle of Higher Education March 9, 2011.
5. ACM Turing Award Goes to Innovator in Machine Learning ACM Computing News