Professor Stephen Wright Announced Winner of the Test of Time Award at 2020 NeurIPS Conference

Professor of Computer Sciences at WID Stephen Wright and three colleagues were announced winners of the prestigious Test of Time Award at the 2020 Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems.

Jack Wolf

  • Undergraduate Student

Machine learning and optimization.

Changyu Gao

  • Graduate Student

Optimization algorithms and machine learning

Oscar Zhang

  • Undergraduate Student

Automated API toolkit for data ingestion from dairy farms to aggregated database for data analytics

Xiaomin Zhang

Xiaomin Zhang

  • Graduate Student

Intersection of machine learning, statistics and optimization

Clint Harris

  • Postdoctoral Associate

Causal inference relating to education policy

WID Affiliate Victor Zavala Earns Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Zavala was nominated for contributions to the computational strategies applied to advanced control of power systems, and for service to the educational community as an enthusiastic professor and mentor. Three other UW researchers also received the award.

Yinglun Zhu

Yinglun Zhu

  • Graduate Student

Sequential decision making and statistical learning theory

Haoran Zhu

Haoran Zhu

  • Graduate Student

Theoretical aspects of mixed-integer optimization

WID Hubs Launch at Illuminating Connections Event

WID’s new hubs—Data Science, Multi-Omics, and Illuminating Discovery—represent a new path forward for collaborative research projects and fields.

Yue Xie

Yue Xie

  • Postdoctoral Associate

Nonconvex, stochastic, distributed optimization with application in data science

New Technology for Controlling Neural Tissue Manufacturing

A paper published in eLife this week by an interdisciplinary team at WID describes new methods for reproducibly manufacturing brain and spinal cord organoids with strict control over morphogenic and developmental processes.

Rahul Parhi

Rahul Parthi

  • Graduate Student

Mathematical Data Science