Home > About us home > News and events > News > Professor receives Benjamin Franklin medal
More in this section News articles

Professor receives Benjamin Franklin medal

Posted on 06/02/2012

Professor Vladmir Vapnik, pictured in the middle

Professor Vladimir Vapnik has been awarded the 2012 Benjamin Franklin medal in Computer and Cognitive Science from the Franklin Institute. 

Professor Vapnik is a Fellow of the Computer Learning Research Centre at Royal Holloway, University of London and an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Computer Science.

He is well-known as a founder (together with Professor Alexey Chervonenkis - another Fellow of the Computer Learning Centre) of Statistical Learning Theory: a very general inductive method where its performance can be guaranteed by uniform law of large numbers.

Professor Vapnik has also developed the theory of the support vector machine - a powerful machine learning tool that can be used in solving pattern recognition and regression estimation problems.

The Franklin Institute Awards programme dates back to 1824. The list of past Franklin Institute Laureates includes luminaries Marie and Pierre Curie, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Max Planck, Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates.


Comment on this page

Did you find the information you were looking for? Is there a broken link or content that needs updating? Let us know so we can improve the page.

Note: If you need further information or have a question that cannot be satisfied by this page, please call our switchboard on +44 (0)1784 434455.

This window will close when you submit your comment.

Add Your Feedback