About CSML

Princeton University established the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning (CSML) in July 2014 to serve as the primary organization on campus for education and research activities in statistics, machine learning, and the data sciences.

CSML will be an interdisciplinary group with research focused around methodological challenges at the intersection of these fields. CSML will also be deeply connected to real-world application areas, such as in astrophysics, economics, engineering, finance, genomics, neuroscience, political science, public policy, and sociology.

Princeton University has a rich and influential history in statistics and machine learning, with individuals such as Samuel Wilks, John Tukey, William Feller, Alonzo Church, Alan Turing, and John Von Neumann having played key roles in pioneering the use of statistics, probabilistic models, and computers to solve real world problems. Based on a foundation formed by Samuel Wilks, the Department of Statistics existed at Princeton University during 1965-1985, with John Tukey being its inaugural chair.  Princeton has educated many highly influential leaders in statistics.

CSML is excited to be reviving an official statistics organization at Princeton and to be doing so in conjunction with machine learning.  We will be taking a forward-looking approach to these fields and the many exciting activities involving modern data.  

We are currently in the process of planning CSML, so please check back often for updates.

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017
CSML welcomes its new director, Professor Peter J. Ramadge the Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor of Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering. His research interests range from theoretical aspects of machine learning and data analysis to the applications of machine learning in domains such as neuroscience, robotics, and signal processing.
Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017
CSML would like to congratulate the 2017 SML Program Certificate Graduates! We wish you the best! Neamah Abdulhusein Rene Chalom Advait Chauhan Julie Chen Xinyi Chen Eric Chiou Daway Chou-Ren Dong Wook (Daniel) Chung Ujjwal Dahuja Vladimir Feinberg
Friday, Apr 7, 2017
Princeton juniors Lamia Ateshian, Sally Jiao, Jonathan Lu and Omkar Shende have been awarded one-year Goldwater Scholarships, the premier award for outstanding undergraduates interested in careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.