Yaser S. Abu-Mostafa is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the California Institute of Technology. His main fields of expertise are machine learning 、Pattern Recognition and Data Mining、Information and Complexity、Foundations of Probability and Statistics and computational finance.Dr. Abu-Mostafa received the Clauser Prize for the most original doctoral thesis at Caltech. He received the ASCIT Teaching Awards in 1986, 1989 and 1991, the GSC Teaching Awards in 1995 and 2002, and the Richard P. Feynman prize for excellence in teaching in 1996. He was the founding Program Chairman of the annual conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), and a founding member of the IEEE Neural Networks Council. He chaired the second and fourth international conferences on Neural Networks in the Capital Markets (NNCM-94 and NNCM-96), and the sixth international conference on Computational Finance (CF-99). He received the Kuwait State Award in Applied Science in 1999. In 2005, the Hertz Foundation established a perpetual graduate fellowship named the Abu-Mostafa Fellowship in his honor.