Wednesday, November 6, 2013
The Line and Michel Loève International Prize in Probability, awarded every two years, commemorates Michel Loève, Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1948-1979. The Prize, established by his widow, Line, in 1992 recognizes the outstanding contributions by researchers in probability who are under 45 years old.
This year, the Loève Prize has been awarded to Sourav Chatterjee. Sourav received his Ph.D. in 2005, advised by Persi Diaconis at Stanford University. His research has brought new ideas to bear upon normal approximations - an extension of Lindeberg's method, a simpler proof of the famous KMT theorem on strong approximation of a random walk by Brownian motion, and a new version of Stein's method, reducing a large class of normal approximation problems to variance bounding exercises. Other topics to which he has made substantial contributions include spin glasses, large deviations for random graphs and random matrices, first-passage percolation, and probabilistic methods for discrete nonlinear Schrodinger equations.
Please join the Statistics community in honoring this year's winner at the Loève Prize Ceremony on Monday, November 25 at 3:30 PM in 1011 Evans Hall. This will be followed by a Reception at 4:30 PM in the Women's Faculty Club.