Dr. Yaser S. Abu-Mostafa


Dr. Yaser S. Abu-Mostafa

Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Caltech


Dr. Yaser S. Abu-Mostafa is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the California Institute of Technology, and Chairman of Machine Learning Consultants LLC. His main fields of expertise are Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence(AI), and Computational Finance (CF). He is the author of Amazon’s ML bestseller “Learning from Data”. His ML online course (MOOC) has attracted more than 5 million views.

Dr. Abu-Mostafa received the ClauserPrize for the most original doctoral thesis at Caltech. He received the Caltech undergraduate and graduate teaching awards 5 times, and the Richard P. Feynman prize. He is the co-founder of the annual conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), the top international ML conference. In 2005, the Hertz Foundation established a perpetual graduate fellowship named the Abu-Mostafa Fellowship in his honor.

Dr. Abu-Mostafa has served on the Scientific Advisory Board and as a technical consultant on ML for several start-up and established companies, including Citibank for 9 years. He has numerous technical publications including 3 articles in Scientific American, as well as keynote lectures at various international conferences.