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UT Austin Launches Institute to Harness the Data Revolution

Original article by Aaron Dubrow: https://cns.utexas.edu/news/ut-austin-launches-institute-to-harness-the-data-revolution $1.5M award from National Science Foundation to support cross-disciplinary machine learning and data science research Advances in machine learning are announced every day, but efforts to fundamentally rethink the core algorithms of AI are rare.The University of Texas at Austin announced this week that...

Dr. Purna Sarkar Featured by Women in Machine Learning

23 June 2016—Dr. Purna Sarkar was recently interviewed by the Women in Machine Learning group for its facebook page. In the interview, Purna discusses her research in large scale statistical machine learning problems with a focus on statistical models, asymptotic theory and scalable inference algorithms for large networks. Read the article here:...

2016 UT Summer Statistics Institute Trains Over 650 Participants

14 June 2016—The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences hosted the 9th annual UT Summer Statistics Institute (SSI) May 23–26, 2016, in collaboration with the College of Liberal Arts in the College of Liberal Arts building. SSI offers intensive four-day workshops on diverse topics from introductory data sciences to advanced statistics. Whether...

Dr. Purnamrita Sarkar Joins SDS

28 August 2014—We are pleased to welcome Dr. Purnamrita Sarkar to the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences as an Assistant Professor this fall. She comes to us from the University of California, Berkeley, where she worked as a postdoctoral researcher under Drs. Peter J. Bickel and Michael Jordan in the...