Partha Niyogi Memorial Conference

Dec 4-6, 2011, University of Chicago

The conference is in honor of Partha Niyogi, the Louis Block Professor in Computer Science and Statistics at the University of Chicago. Partha lost his battle with cancer in October, 2010. He was 43.

Partha has made fundamental contributions to a variety of fields including language evolution, statistical inference, and speech recognition unified by the central idea of learning.

This conference will reflect Partha's interests and pay honor to his broad vision and unique insights.

Conference registration:

Those wishing to attend should register online here. There is no charge for registration.


The conference will be held in the Searle Chemical Laboratory on the University of Chicago Campus, Room 240a/b.

Confirmed speakers:

Yali Amit, University of Chicago

Peter Bickel, University of California, Berkeley

Gunnar Carlsson, Stanford University

Sanjoy Dasgupta, University of California, San Diego

Pedro Felzenszwalb, Brown University

Morgan Sonderegger, University of Chicago

Alexey Koloydenko, Royal Holloway, University of London

Vladimir Koltchinskii, Georgia Institute of Technology

Natalia Komarova, University of California, Irvine

Karen Livescu, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago

Partha Mitra, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Hariharan Narayanan, MIT

Aren Jansen, John Hopkins University

D. Kimbrough Oller, The University of Memphis

Tomaso Poggio, MIT

Robert Schapire, Princeton University

Vikas Sindhwani, IBM

Amit Singer, Princeton University

Stephen Smale, City University of Hong Kong

Shmuel Weinberger, University of Chicago

Bin Yu, University of California, Berkeley

Jun Zhang, Harvard University


Mikhail Belkin, Ohio State University

John Goldsmith, University of Chicago

Sayan Mukherjee, Duke University

Funding for the conference has been provided by the University of Chicago Department of Computer Science and AFOSR.