Assistant Professor Mengdi Wang Wins Young Researcher Prize

Professor Wang on stage in front of projected slides.

At the 5th International Conference on Continuous Optimization of the Mathematical Optimization Society, Assistant Professor Mengdi Wang received the Young Researcher Prize in recognition of the paper "Stochastic Compositional Gradient Descent: Algorithms for Minimizing Nonlinear Functions of Expected Values. This paper was accepted for publication in Mathematical Programming and co-authored by Ethan X. Fang '16 and Assistant Professor Han Liu.

Professor Wang was invited by the selection committee to present her work in a dedicated session at the Conference in Tokyo, Japan.