Computing with Randomness: Probability Theory And The Internet

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In recent years, probability theory has come to play an increasingly important role in computing. Professor Sahami gives examples of how probability underlies a variety of applications on the Internet including web search and email spam filtering. This lecture is offered as part of the Classes Without Quizzes series at Stanford’s 2010 Reunion Homecoming.

Mehran Sahami, PhD, is an associate professor of computer science and the department’s associate chair for education. Prior to joining the Stanford faculty, he was a Senior Research Scientist at Google.

Recorded: October 21, 2010

 

(Source: StanfordUniversity)

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