Michael Jordan wins 2021 AMS Ulf Grenander Prize

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Prof. Michael I. Jordan, one of RISELab affiliated faculty, has been awarded the 2021 American Mathematical Society (AMS) Ulf Grenander Prize in Stochastic Theory and Modeling. The prize, which was established in 2016, recognizes “exceptional theoretical and applied contributions in stochastic theory and modeling.” It is awarded for “seminal work, theoretical or applied, in the areas of probabilistic modeling, statistical inference, or related computational algorithms, especially for the analysis of complex or high-dimensional systems.” Jordan, who has a split appointment in Statistics, was cited for “foundational contributions to machine learning, especially unsupervised learning, probabilistic computation, and core theory for balancing statistical fidelity with computation.” The prize is awarded every three years, making Jordan the second recipient of the honor.

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