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Kim Kreiss wants to use data analysis to help inform public policy
July 19, 2024
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Written by Allison Gasparini

By the time she arrived at Princeton to start her MPA, Kim Kreiss was already prepared to begin an SML certificate to compliment her degree. “Before I got to campus, the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning was definitely on my radar,” said Kreiss.

Michael Skinnider wins 'Young Explorer Award' grand prize
July 1, 2024

Michael Skinnider, an assistant professor in the Princeton Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics and participating faculty at the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning Princeton, received the 2023 NOMIS & Science Young Explorer Award grand prize at a ceremony at…

CSML participating faculty receive innovation funds from Princeton Engineering
June 26, 2024

In 2018, Olga Russakovsky, an associate professor of computer science, received an Innovation Research Grant from the School of Engineering and Applied Science. With her colleague, computer science professor Arvind Narayanan, the funding allowed Russakovsky and her team to develop an open-source tool that uncovers biases in visual data sets, as…

SML certificate student among Princeton graduates honored for excellence in teaching
May 29, 2024

Jamie Chiu, a second-year Ph.D. student in psychology and certificate student in the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning, was recognized for her work as a preceptor in “From Animal Learning to Changing People’s Minds,” taught by Yael Niv, professor of psychology and neuroscience. 

Alumni spotlight: Shea Minter applies machine learning methods to understand political extremism
May 28, 2024
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Written by Allison Gasparini

Now a Ph.D. candidate in the Government Department at Georgetown University, Minter, class of 2019, is using statistical methods to study right wing extremism – their political behavior and interaction with democracy. 

CSML and PICSciE hold first joint graduate certificate colloquium in statistics and machine learning and computational science and engineering
May 20, 2024

On April 24, the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning (CSML) and the Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (PICSciE) teamed up to host their first ever joint graduate certificate colloquium. 

Generative AI models can be used for optimization in complex tasks
May 3, 2024
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Written by Allison Gasparini

On April 23, Mengdi Wang, associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, gave a seminar at the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning on diffusion models, how they work, and how they can be used to solve complex tasks. 

Art and artificial intelligence find their intersection in the work of Audrey Zhang
April 29, 2024
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Written by Allison Gasparini

Audrey Zhang is currently the only student at Princeton University pursuing an SML minor alongside an art degree, but the combination makes more sense than one might expect.

Students and faculty from across campus enjoy annual Dinner with a Professor event
April 25, 2024

On April 19th, the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning hosted undergraduate students and their favorite faculty members for the center’s annual Dinner with a Professor event. This year, the invited students and faculty got together over a 4-course meal at the Princeton restaurant Mistral to reflect on the semester, talk about research, life, and all other topics that arose.

Can language models read the genome? This one decoded mRNA to make better vaccines.
April 10, 2024

Princeton University researchers led by machine learning expert Mengdi Wang are using language models to home in on partial genome sequences and optimize those sequences to study biology and improve medicine.