Machine learning courses by Regina Barzilay, 2017 MacArthur Fellow

Photo of Regina Barzilay relaxing against a table in classroom, with students working in the background.

Photo: Lillie Paquette/MIT School of Engineering

Congratulations to MIT computer scientist Regina Barzilay, Delta Electronics professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).

This morning, the MacArthur Foundation announced that she’s a 2017 Fellow, awarded for her leading-edge work “[d]eveloping machine learning methods that enable computers to process and analyze vast amounts of human language data.”

In one of her most recent projects, Professor Barzilay aims to bring machine learning assistance to the complex and constantly-evolving field of oncology.

You can sample Professor Barzilay’s teaching in these two OCW courses:

1 thought on “Machine learning courses by Regina Barzilay, 2017 MacArthur Fellow

  1. Dear Professor Regina Barzilay : I very much enjoyed that article that you and your graduate students wrote regarding Fake News. I have been also working on this for a number of years

    Everything you say make sense and you are getting closer to solving the problem.

    I wonder why you don’t complete the discussion and bring up some metrics like “this is Probably True at this level of Probability and at the same time this is probably false at another level of probability”

    It may not help a great deal but most of what we have always read is only probably true in the first place.

    Donald F. Costello


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