Yoav Freund

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Yoav Freund (Hebrew: יואב פרוינד; born 1961) is an Israeli professor of computer science at the University of California San Diego who mainly works on machine learning, probability theory and related fields and applications.[1]

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Yoav Freund
Alma materThe Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of California, Santa Cruz
Known forAdaBoost
AwardsGödel prize (2003)
Scientific career
FieldsComputer Science
InstitutionsUniversity of California San Diego
ThesisData filtering and distribution modeling algorithms for machine learning (1993)
Doctoral advisorManfred K. Warmuth, David Haussler

He is best known for his work on the AdaBoost algorithm, an ensemble learning algorithm which is used to combine many "weak" learning machines to create a more robust one.[2] He and Robert Schapire received the Gödel prize in 2003 for their joint work on AdaBoost.

He is an alumnus of the prestigious Talpiot program of the Israeli army.[citation needed]