John Duchi

Associate Professor of Statistics
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
Associate Professor, by courtesy, of Computer Science
Joint Appointment or Affiliation:
Electrical Engineering
John Duchi

My research interests center broadly around optimization, statistics, machine learning, and information theory. I like both theoretical analysis and practical algorithms, and have developed some of the statistical learning algorithms in wide use at Google. I like understanding the fundamental limits and difficulties of estimation problems, especially when considering practical constraints on inferential procedures; some ways this has played out in my research is in the study of inference under privacy constraints, distributed estimation with a limited communication budget, and stochastic approximation.

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John has been selected to receive the SIAM Activity Group on Optimization Early Career Prize for 2020, the first award of this new prize. Congratulations!
The Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program highlights academic scientists and engineers affiliated with US institutions of higher education which award degrees in science, engineering or mathematics.  Recipients of this distinction have shown exceptional promise for doing creative research in an early stage of their careers, and the



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