Past Distinguished 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
From
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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. He is directing the year’s special program in Optimization, Statistics, and Machine Learning.

Dates at IAS

Distinguished Visiting Professor
School of Mathematics
Visiting Professor
School of Mathematics
Visitor
School of Mathematics

Degrees

University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D.
1994
MIT
S.B.
1990

Honors

2018
ICM Plenary Speaker
2015
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
2012
AMS-MOS D.R. Fulkerson
2012
Simons Investigator in Theoretical CS
2011
ACM Award in Computing (formerly ACM-Infosys Award)