Professor Mykhaylo Shkolnikov depicted in closeup.
April 11, 2018

Professor Shkolnikov has won the SEAS Spring Innovation Award for his proposal entitled “Particle models of neural synchronization”. The proposed research “will address the mathematical modeling of neural synchronization”. While neuroscientists are researching the connections between neural synchronization and arousal, attentional selection, perceptual integration, and working memory among others, the main goal of this project is to “quantify the relationship between the...

Professo Mengdi Wang depicted outdoors.
April 9, 2018

Professor Mengdi Wang has received the Google Faculty Award for her proposal entitled “Primal-Dual Reinforcement Learning and Complexity of Markov Decision Process.” Her research in this area focuses on the foundational complexity of Markov decision process and dimension reduction methods for high-dimensional reinforcement learning. On the practical side, she is actively collaborating with Google AI and Microsoft Research on developing tractable deep reinforcement learning...

ProfesProfessor Jianqing Fan depicted outdoors.
February 22, 2018

Professor Fan has received a new National Institutes of Health grant to develop and use statistics and machine learning techniques, to discover the potential genes and biomarkers related to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). The scientific goal is to develop and apply statistical machine learning methods mainly to the study of AD, a chronic neurodegenerative disease.

As a critical issue that plagues our population today, AD demands immediate attention from...

Professor Jianqing Fan in closeup.
February 21, 2018

Professor Jianqing Fan will receive the Noether Senior Scholar Award for 2018 at the Joint Statistical meetings (JSM2018) in Canada this summer. This award, given by the American Statistical Association, is given to a distinguished senior researcher or teacher “For outstanding contributions to the theory, methods, applications and teaching of nonparametric statistics”. (ASA17) Professor Fan will give a keynote lecture at the JSM2018 titled “Nonparametric: the genesis of...

WLHSS group meeting in Sherrerd Hall.
January 24, 2018

The Wesley L. Harris Scientific Society (WLHSS) is a Princeton University student organization founded in the year 2006. Its mission is to increase the number of underrepresented minority researchers in science and technology by creating a supportive and interdisciplinary community for minority engineers and scientists and promoting an appreciation of the scientific and technical excellence within the minority communities.

The organization was founded in 2006 by Professor...

Professor Amirali Ahmadi in front of sculpture.
January 19, 2018

Professor Amir Ali Ahmadi has received the SEAS Innovation Award for his proposal titled “Nonconvex Polynomial Optimization for Machine Learning in Finance”. This grant is funded by the generous donations of Princeton alumni, parents and other donors. There are six different research areas to which a SEAS faculty member may apply. Professor Ahmadi is awarded his grant in the Machine Learning research area.