"[Peter] Frazier is creating a series of mathematical algorithms that optimize decision-making in the face of uncertainty. His algorithms 'learn' from decisions as they are made, so that better decisions can be made in the future. His mathematical techniques have a wide range of applications, from identifying promising drug candidates to figuring out the best evacuation plan in the event of a natural disaster ... This spring Frazier and [Prof. Warren] Powell taught 'Optimal Learning,' a new course built on Frazier’s cutting-edge work."
Oct. 28, 2008