Computing That Serves

There is No Free Lunch


Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 10:00am


Christophe Giraud-Carrier

In this talk, we will take a look at the Law of Conservation of generalization, discuss its consequences and show how meta-learning can be used to assist users in making practical sense and use of Data Mining.


Christophe Giraud-Carrier received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Computer Science at Brigham Young University in 1991, 1993, and 1994, respectively. He then joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol, where he was Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer until 2001. While at Bristol, Christophe founded and co-ordinated the Machine Learning Research Group, and he initiated one of the first European MSc Programme in Machine Learning. In 2001, Christophe crossed the "great divide" and joined ELCA, a Swiss IT services company, based in Lausanne. His responsibilties include the capitalisation of Data Mining expertise, responses to tenders and the management of various projects for companies, local governments and NGOs. Christophe is the author or co-author of over 40 papers in refereed academic and professional journals and conferences. His research has been funded by industry, national research councils and the European Union. He is a member of ACM and ACM SIGKDD.