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Past Member

Jennifer Chayes

Affiliation

Mathematics

Home Institution

Microsoft Corporation

Jennifer Chayes is Distinguished Scientist, Managing Director, and Cofounder of Microsoft Research New England and Microsoft Research NYC. Before joining Microsoft, Chayes was Professor of Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has written over 130 academic papers and holds over 30 patents. Her research includes phase transitions in discrete math and computer science, structural, and dynamical properties of networks, graph theory, graph algorithms, algorithmic game theory, and computational biology. Chayes is an inventor of graph limits, which are widely used for machine learning of massive networks.

Dates at IAS

Member
School of Mathematics
Spring
Member
School of Mathematics

Degrees

Princeton University
Ph.D.
1983
Wesleyan University
B.A.
1979

Honors

2010
Distinguished Scientist, Microsoft
2008
Fellow, Fields Institute
2006
Fellow, AAAS
2003
National Associate, National Academies
1994
Distinguished Teaching Award, UCLA

Appointments

UCLA
1987–1997
Professor of Mathematics
Cornell
1985–1987
Post-doctoral Fellow
Harvard
1983–1985
Post-doctoral Fellow