Michael Jordan, Professor of EECS and Statistics, has been named inaugural winner of the World Laureates Association (WLA) Prize in Computer Science or Mathematics. He was recognized for his contributions to science, specifically in machine learning and its applications. Along with the award, he was also awarded a monetary award of $1.4 million. Professor Jordan serves as the director of CLIMB at UC Berkeley, member of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Foreign Member of the Royal Society, and fellow of the AAAI, ACM, ASA, CSS, IEEE, IMS, ISBA and SIAM.
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