The annual Neural Information Processing (NIPS) meeting is the flagship conference on neural computation. The conference draws a diverse group of attendees—physicists, neuroscientists, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists—and the presentations are interdisciplinary, with contributions in algorithms, learning theory, cognitive science, neuroscience, vision, speech and signal processing, reinforcement learning and control, implementations, and applications. Only about thirty percent of the papers submitted are accepted for presentation at NIPS, so the quality is exceptionally high. This volume contains all the papers presented at the 2002 conference.
About the Editors
Suzanna Becker is Associate Professor of Psychology and an Associate Member of the Department of Computing and Software at McMaster University.
Sebastian Thrun is Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University and Director of the Stanford AI Lab.
Klaus Obermayer is Professor of Computer Science and head of the Neural Information Processing Group at the Technical University of Berlin.