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Prof. Martin Wainwright is named IMS Fellow

Prof. Martin Wainwright has been named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). An induction ceremony took place July 8, 2014 at the IMS Annual Meeting in Sydney, Australia.

Professor Wainwright received the award for his fundamental research in statistical machine learning and high-dimensional statistics, specifically sparse modeling, graphical models, data compression and coding.

Ben Recht tackles Big Data

Assistant professor Ben Recht and graduate student Ashia Wilson are featured on the Berkeley Research Highlights web page.  Read more about the work and life of Ben Recht – a winner of the White House with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers here.

Prof. Ben Recht wins Presidential Early Career Award

Assistant Professor Ben Recht, who holds a joint appointment in the departments of EECS and Statistics, is one of 102 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

Sourav Chatterjee wins Loève Prize 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.

Prof. Nick Jewell wins Berkeley Faculty Service Award

Professor in the Department of Statistics, Nicholas Jewell, has won the Berkeley Academic Senates Faculty Service Award.  The award is given to "honor a member of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate who has given outstanding and dedicated service to the Berkeley campus".  The Academic Senate provided the following statement to motivate the choice of Prof. Jewell: