Samarkand State University.
He received his master"s degree in mathematics at the Uzbek State University, Samarkand, Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic in 1958 and Doctor of Philosophy in statistics at the Institute of Control Sciences, Moscow in 1964. He worked at this institute from 1961 to 1990 and became Head of the Computer Science Research Department. At the end of 1990, Vladimir Vapnik moved to the United States of America and joined the Adaptive Systems Research Department at American Telephone & Telegraph Company Bell Labs in Holmdel, New Jersey.\r\nWhile at American Telephone & Telegraph Company, Vapnik and his colleagues developed the theory of the support vector machine.
They demonstrated its performance on a number of problems of interest to the machine learning community, including handwriting recognition. The group later became the Image Processing Research Department of American Telephone & Telegraph Company Laboratories when American Telephone & Telegraph Company spun off Lucent Technologies in 1996.\r\nVapnik left American Telephone & Telegraph Company in 2002 and joined Nippon Electric Corporation Laboratories in Princeton, New Jersey, where he worked in the Machine Learning group. He also holds a Professor of Computer Science and Statistics position at Royal Holloway, University of London since 1995, as well as a position as Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, New York City since 2003.
As of November 2015, he has an h-index of 105 and, overall, his publications have been cited close to 157,000 times.\r\nHis book on "Statistical Learning Theory" alone has been cited close to 60,000 times. On November 25, 2014, Vapnik joined Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research, where he is working alongside his longtime collaborators Jason Weston, Ronan Collobert, and Yann LeCun. Honors and Vladimir Vapnik was inducted into the United States. Y. Y.