**Date and time:**

## 3 lectures on human & machine learning

**March 22, 2006 - 3:30pm**

Student Learning Center 101**Title of talk: **Learning & intelligence*(Lecture for general audience)*

**March 23, 2006 - 3:30pm**

Student Learning Center 150*Title of talk: **Fast algorithms for learning*

**March 24, 2006 - 3:30pm**

Student Learning Center 150

**Title of talk: **The competing roles of *statistics & approximation*

*Professor Smale has made significant contributions in the fields of dynamical systems, geometry, econometrics, operations research, topology and the mathematical theory of computer science. In 1966, Professor Smale won a Fields Medal—an international medal awarded once every four years for outstanding discoveries in mathematics. This honor is comparable to a Nobel Prize and is traditionally awarded to mathematicians under 40 years of age.*

*Other important honors bestowed upon Professor Smale during his distinguished academic career include the 1965 Veblen Prize for Geometry, the 1988 Chauvenet Prize awarded by the Mathematical Association of America, and the 1989 Von Neumann Award awarded by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.*

*Professor Smale is a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.*

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*Refreshments following lecture.*