- The Gene Brice Colloquium Series
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The 2016 Gene Brice Colloquium
Speaker: Dr. Michael Jordan, University of California, Berkeley
March 9, 2016
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Reception to follow talk
About Dr. Jordan:
Michael I. Jordan is the Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Department of Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley.
His research in recent years has focused on Bayesian nonparametric analysis, probabilistic graphical models, spectral methods, kernel machines and applications to problems in signal processing, statistical genetics, computational biology, information retrieval and natural language processing. Prof. Jordan was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in 2010, of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 2010, and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He has been named a Neyman Lecturer and a Medallion Lecturer by Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). He is a Fellow of the IMS, a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the AAAI, and a Fellow of the ASA.
About the Brice Colloquium:
The Gene Brice Colloquium Series is supported by contributions to the Gene Brice Colloquium Fund. The Gene Brice Colloquium Fund for Electrical Engineering was established in 1991 in memory of William E. (Gene) Brice, B.S.E.E. '37. William E. (Gene) Brice, 1913-1991, grew up in a succession of small east Texas towns. He matriculated to Rice in 1933, where he was elected to Tau Beta Pi and worked as a teaching assistant, graduating in 1937 with a B.S. degree in electrical engineering. General Electric and Houston Lighting and Power employed him before he served as a U.S. naval officer in World War II. Gene married Marguerite Ayres Robins and had four children, two of whom are Rice alumni.
In 1948, Gene found the W.E. Brice Company, a Houston-based company active in manufacturer's representation, fabrication, and distribution of switch-gear, industrial instrumentation, and controls. Today the business continues as Brice Company, under the direction of one of his sons.
Gene Brice was a member of the Texas and National Societies of Professional Engineers, and a life member of the Houston Engineering and Scientific Society and IEEE.
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