Lester Mackey

Adjunct Professor of Statistics
Lester Mackey

My current research interests include statistical machine learning, algorithms and data structures, high-dimensional statistics, and concentration inequalities. Lately, I've been developing and analyzing scalable learning algorithms for healthcare, recommender systems, approximate posterior inference, high-energy physics, and the social good.

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Our Adjunct Professor of Statistics, Lester has been named one of 20 recipients of this prestigious honor recognizing exceptional creativity and promise for important future advances based on a track record of significant accomplishments to date.
Lester Mackey, Jessica Hwang, and Paulo Orenstein, in joint work with AER climatologist Judah Cohen and MIT professor Ernest Fraenkel, have completed a year-long real-time forecasting competition to predict temperature and precipitation in the western United States.


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