Measures of Complexity Symposium

In honour of the 75th birthday of Professor Alexey Chervonenkis
Symposium Date: October 2, 2013

The ‘Measures of Complexity’ symposium is organized to celebrate the 75th birthday of Professor Alexey Chervonenkis. The event will be held in conjunction with the 9th IFIP International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations (AIAI 2013).


Professor Chervonenkis has made a long and outstanding contribution to the area of pattern recognition and computational learning. His first book on Pattern Recognition was published in 1974 (with Professor Vladimir Vapnik) and he has become an established authority in the field. Together they developed the whole new research area of “statistical learning theory” and pioneering ideas such as the inductive principle of structural risk minimization.

Professor Chervonenkis has been working in the Research Institute of Control Problems at the Russian Academy of Science in Moscow for many years and has won many prestigious prizes. He now divides his time between the Academy and the Computer Learning Research Centre of Royal Holloway, University of London.

The symposium will include talks by:

  • Alexey Chervonenkis (ICS RAN; Yandex, Russia; and University of London, UK)
  • Vladimir Vapnik (NEC, USA and Royal Holloway, University of London)
  • Bernhard Schölkopf (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany)
  • Richard Dudley (MIT, USA)
  • Konstantin Vorontsov (Computer Centre RAN)
  • Leon Bottou (Microsoft Research, USA)