Assistant Professor Hanin Named 2024 Sloan Fellow

Feb. 27, 2024

ORFE Assistant Professor Boris Hanin was awarded a 2024 Sloan Research Fellowship in mathematics. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awards these fellowships to early-career scholars who represent the most promising scientific researchers. 

Professor Hanin’s research uses tools from probability and mathematical physics to study neural networks in regimes where, as in practice, the number of parameters and dataset size can both be large.  A fundamental challenge involved is that the limit as the number of parameters and the dataset size tend to infinity do not commute, causing these parameters to influence the network behavior in complex and often unexpected ways.