Professor Tamara Broderick Named ARO Young Investigator

IDSS Communications Office | January 16, 2018

Tamara Broderick, the ITT Career Development Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a faculty member of IDSS, has been awarded an Army Research Office Young Investigator Program (YIP) award.

Bestowed by the Army to outstanding scientists, the YIP award was created to encourage young university faculty members to pursue fundamental research in areas relevant to the Army, and to help nurture their careers in research and teaching.  The award will support Professor Broderick’s research on developing new machine learning methods that can quantify uncertainty in complex data analysis problems, and that also can scale to modern, large data sets.

Professor Broderick received an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Princeton University, master’s degrees in mathematics and physics from the University of Cambridge, a master’s degree in computer science from UC Berkeley, and a PhD in statistics from UC Berkeley. She has previously been awarded a Google Faculty Research Award, the ISBA Lifetime Members Junior Researcher Award, the Savage Award, given for an outstanding doctoral dissertation in Bayesian theory and methods, the Evelyn Fix Memorial Medal and Citation at UC Berkeley, the Berkeley Fellowship, an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, a Marshall Scholarship, and the Phi Beta Kappa Prize, given to a graduating Princeton senior with the highest academic average.

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