Professor Pedro Domingos from the University of Washington is a researcher very active in the field of machine learning. Following his research efforts is a good way to keep up with leading advances in the field. His main research interests are in the fields of machine learning and data mining. He’d like to make computers do more with less help from us, learn from experience, adapt effortlessly, and discover new knowledge.
One of Dr. Domingos’ recent papers on machine learning is particularly insightful and worth a close read: “A Few Useful Things to Know About Machine Learning“. This paper offers many acute observations highlighting the value of machine learning. He also teaches a free online machine learning class on the Cousera platform.