Keynote/Distinguished Speakers

      June 23, 2003 

      Professor Lotfi A. Zadeh 
      Computer Science Division
      Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
      University of California
      Berkeley, CA 94720 -1776, USA
      Director, Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC)
      http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/People/Faculty/Homepages/zadeh.html
      
      COMPUTING WITH WORDS AND PERCEPTIONS-A PARADIGM SHIFT IN COMPUTING AND DECISION ANALYSIS AND MACHINE INTELLIGENCE
      

      Professor John R. Koza 
      Consulting Professor
      Biomedical Informatics
      Department of Medicine
      Medical School Office Building (MC 5479)
      Stanford University
      Consulting Professor
      Department of Electrical Engineering
      School of Engineering
      Stanford University
      Stanford, California 94305-5479
      http://www.smi.stanford.edu/people/koza
      
      ROUTINE HUMAN-COMPETITIVE MACHINE INTELLIGENCE BY MEANS OF GENETIC PROGRAMMING
 

      Professor Xin Yao 
      School of Computer Science
      The University of Birmingham
      Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, England                             
      http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~xin

      ADAPTIVE DIVIDE-AND-CONQUER USING POPULATIONS AND ENSEMBLES



      June 24, 2003 

      Professor Haym Hirsh                  
      Department of Computer Science     
      Rutgers University
      New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
      http://www.cs.rutgers.edu/~hirsh

      IMPROVING TEXT CLASSIFICATION USING BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE>


      Professor Khurshid Ahmad 
      Department of Computing
      University of Surrey
      Guilford, Surrey, GU 27XH, England
      http://www.computing.surrey.ac.uk/staff/KAhmad.htm

      LEARNING IN MIXED MODALITY SITUATIONS-LEARNING TEXTUAL DESCRIPTIONS OF IMAGES AND LEARNING IMAGERIES ENCODED IN TEXT