Current Visiting Professor

Sanjeev Arora

Funding provided by Eric and Wendy Schmidt
Affiliation
Mathematics
Field of Study
Theoretical Computer Science, Machine Learning
Home Institution
Princeton University

Sanjeev Arora is interested in achieving better theoretical understanding of methods in machine learning that are empirically successful, especially NP-complete problems that seem solvable in practice. Current topics of interest include unsupervised learning, generative models, deep learning, natural language processing, and reinforcement
learning.

Dates at IAS
Distinguished Visiting Professor
  • Mathematics
9/2019 
Visiting Professor
  • Mathematics
9/2017current
Visitor
  • Mathematics
9/20026/2003
Degrees
University of California, Berkeley Ph.D., 1994
MIT S.B., 1990
Honors
ICM Plenary Speaker 2018
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2015
AMS-MOS D.R. Fulkerson 2012
Simons Investigator in Theoretical CS 2012
ACM Award in Computing (formerly ACM-Infosys Award) 2011