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"Classification, clustering, and phylogeny estimation" <[log in to unmask]>
Lisa Solomon <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 23 Jan 2006 18:37:36 -0800
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We are organizing three projects to honor Leo Breiman this year.  First, 
Salford Systems' Data Mining Conference will open with a special session 
devoted to his scientific contributions.  Second, we would like to 
construct Leo's scientific "family tree," identifying Leo's students, 
collaborators, and others whose work has been influenced in an important 
way by Leo's research and professional activities.  Finally, we would 
like to create a small "memory book" of appreciative notes and thoughts, 
stories, or photos which we will collate to present to Leo's family.

Please send your contributions for the scientific genealogy or memory 
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Lesser known Gems in Breiman's Research:
The opening session, from 7-9PM on March 29th, will feature a discussion 
of Leo Breiman's extensive contributions to data mining, machine 
learning, and statistics.  The session will focus on some of Breiman's 
lesser known innovations that may be influential in the future.
Speakers will include:
- Richard Carson, University of California, San Diego
- Adele Cutler, Utah State University
- Jerome Friedman, Stanford University
- Richard Olshen, Stanford University
- Chuck Stone, University of California, Berkeley
- Rob Tibshirani, Stanford University

The Conference, which continues on March 30-31, will include many papers 
on CART(R), Bagging, RandomForests(tm), as well as MARS(R), TreeNet(tm), 
and other topics related to the more recent work of Jerome Friedman and 
Richard Olshen.  Applied areas include credit risk, fraud detection, 
targeted marketing, actuarial risk, bioinformatics, medical informatics, 
quality control, and other scientific applications.

For further information please email:
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Conference Website: