Past Member

Jennifer Chayes

Affiliation
Mathematics
Field of Study
Mathematics

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
  • Mathematics
1/19974/1997 Spring
Member
  • Mathematics
9/19944/1995
Degrees
Princeton University Ph.D., 1983
Wesleyan University B.A., 1979
Honors
Distinguished Scientist, Microsoft 2010
Fellow, Fields Institute 2008
Fellow, AAAS 2006
National Associate, National Academies 2003
Distinguished Teaching Award, UCLA 1994
Appointments
UCLA 1987–1997 Professor of Mathematics
Cornell 1985–1987 Post-doctoral Fellow
Harvard 1983–1985 Post-doctoral Fellow