Russell Greiner
Russell Greiner (2015)

Athabasca Hall 359
Artificial Intelligence Group
Department of Computing Science
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada  T6G 2E8

PI, Alberta Innovates Centre for Machine Learning
Voice: (780) 492-5461 admin: 780-492-4828
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Faculty Profile


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  • To understand the difference between Association Studies (common in biostatistics) vs Prediction Studies (common in machine learning), see Youtube lecture.
Short Bio

Recent Awards, Honors and Press Releases:

Research Interests

I am interested in building algorithms that learn from experience, to be able to perform their tasks better. Some of my work has

  • an application pull -- i.e., is motivated by very specific tasks;
  • a technology push -- typically extending standard learning algorithms and analyses, to produce more robust and more effective learning systems
These systems have been successfully used to address a number of real-world challenges.

For an overview of some medical application for machine learning, see the video, or website.


Earlier Visits

Thought for the day:

    First things first; second things never.
I plan to update this daily... but that is not the highest priority.