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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.

August 17, 2017

Professor Vanderbei, is the 2017 recipient of the INFORMS Optimization Society Khachiyan Prize for his lifetime achievements in the area of optimization.

Professor Vanderbei will have the honor of being invited to give a presentation at the INFORMS National Meeting in Houston this October.

Professor Ahmadi seated in front of a blackboard with equations.
August 17, 2017

Two honors were bestowed on Professor Ahmadi this spring. The first, the 2017 DARPA Faculty Award, which “is the career award of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and aims to identify and engage rising research stars in junior faculty positions at U.S. academic institutions." The other award was given by the...

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