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  • Professor Profile: Jonathan Pillow seeks to understand how the brain works

    Friday, Feb 8, 2019
    by Sharon Adarlo

    Jonathan Pillow, Associate Professor of Psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute


    Background:

    Pillow earned a dual bachelor’s degree in mathematics and philosophy from the University of Arizona in 1997. He then earned his doctoral degree from New York University’s (NYU) Center for Neural Science in 2005. His thesis was titled, “Neural coding and the statistical modeling of neuronal responses.”

  • Student Profile: Grace Guan ’20 uses statistics and machine learning to tackle problems in global health

    Friday, Feb 1, 2019
    by Sharon Adarlo

    Grace Guan, 20, Class of 2020:

    Studies:

    Grace Guan is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in computer science, while also taking classes for the Certificate Program in Statistics and Machine Learning at the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning (CSML) and the Certificate Program in Global Health and Health Policy at the Center for Health and Wellbeing. Guan is also a CSML Ambassador.

     

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  • Student Profile: Pragya Malik ’19 uses data science to probe social issues

    Friday, Dec 14, 2018
    by Sharon Adarlo

    Pragya Malik, 21, Class of 2019:

    Studies: Malik is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in economics, while also completing requirements for the Certificate Program in Statistics and Machine Learning at the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning (CSML) and the Certificate Program in Values and Public Life at the University Center for Human Values.

    Research: Malik became interested in the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning because she found herself asking questions about data.

  • Student Profile: Renzhi Jing, graduate student, simulates hurricanes to predict future storm impacts

    Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018
    by Sharon Adarlo

    Renzhi Jing, 26, doctoral student:

    Studies: Jing is a fifth year graduate student pursuing a doctoral degree in environmental engineering. She is also enrolled in the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning’s Graduate Certificate Program in Statistics and Machine Learning. She’s been at Princeton since 2014. Before coming to Princeton, she studied at Peking University where she earned two bachelor’s degrees in physics/atmospheric science and Chinese language and literature.

  • Student Profile: Joseph Abbate ’18 uses statistics to more accurately measure fusion plasma

    Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
    by Sharon Adarlo

    Joseph Abbate, 22, Class of 2018:

     

    Studies:

    Abbate earned his bachelor’s degree in physics along with five certificates - from the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning, the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Program in Applications of Computing, Program in Engineering Physics, and Spanish. This fall, he started his doctoral studies in plasma physics at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL).

     

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  • Student Profile: Lydia Liu ’17 designs machine learning tools for positive social impact

    Thursday, Sep 27, 2018
    by Sharon Adarlo

    Lydia Liu, 24, Class of 2017:

    Studies: Lydia Liu earned a bachelor’s degree in Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University, as well as certificates from the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning, Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, and the Department of Computer Science.

    She is currently a second year doctoral student in computer science at University of California, Berkeley.

  • Student Profile: Cathy Chen ‘18 uses machine learning to understand the brain

    Thursday, Sep 20, 2018
    by Sharon Adarlo

    Cathy Chen, 22, Class of 2018:

    Studies:

    Chen earned her bachelor’s degree in computer science and earned three certificates: the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning’s Certificate in Statistics and Machine Learning, and certificates in applied and computational mathematics, and neuroscience. She graduated summa cum laude.

  • Student Profile: Alex Gottlieb ’18 using data for a social purpose

    Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018
    by Sharon Adarlo

    Alex Gottlieb, 22, Class of 2018:

    Studies: Alex Gottlieb earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at the Department of Politics with two certificates: the Centers’ Undergraduate Certificate in Statistics and Machine Learning and the Certificate Program in Applications of Computing from the Department of Computer Science.

    Research: Gottlieb came to Princeton with an interest in humanities and social science. But after he “accidentally” took a statistics class, he was hooked, he said.

  • Student Profile: Chase Hommeyer ’19 merges sociology and data science

    Thursday, Aug 2, 2018
    by Sharon Adarlo

    Chase Hommeyer, 22, Class of 2019:

    Studies: Hommeyer is on track to earn a bachelor’s degree in sociology and is enrolled in the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning’s (CSML) Undergraduate Certificate in Statistics and Machine Learning and the Certificate of Proficiency in Theater. She has been taking courses at CSML since her sophomore year.

  • Student Profile: Rohan Rao ’20 dives into deep learning.

    Thursday, Jul 12, 2018
    by Sharon Adarlo

    Rohan Rao, 20, Class of 2020:

     

    Studies: Rao is aiming for a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. He has been taking courses at the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning since his freshman year and wants to earn the Centers’ Undergraduate Certificate in Statistics and Machine Learning and a Certificate Program in Applications of Computing from the computer science department.

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