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Chancellor’s Professor Pierre Baldi receives Google Faculty Research Awards

As part of Google’s mission to “organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful,” Faculty Research Awards identify and support faculty pursuing research of mutual interest at internationally renowned universities. The award is an unrestricted gift, and is typically funded at the amount needed to support one graduate student for one year. Baldi received $65,000 for his proposal, “Deep Learning and Dropout.” The proposal studies the properties of dropout — a recently introduced deep learning approach with applications in computer vision, speech recognition and natural language processing — and seeks to develop optimized randomization strategies and algorithms for deep learning, to be applied to challenging problems in the natural sciences and other areas.