Martin Wainwright


Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Martin Wainwright is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, a Principal Investigator at LIDS and core member of the SDSC.

He is a LIDS alumnus and formerly the Howard Friesen Chair with a joint appointment between the Department of Statistics and the Department of EECS at University of California at Berkeley. He has made seminal contributions in high-dimensional statistics, control and optimization, and statistical machine learning.

Martin received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from University of Waterloo in Canada and a PhD in EECS from MIT. Among other awards, (including the George M. Sprowls Prize for the thesis he developed at LIDS), he has received the COPSS Presidents’ Award (2014) from the Joint Statistical Societies, the David Blackwell Lectureship (2017), and Medallion Lectureship (2013) from the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and Best Paper awards from the IEEE Signal Processing Society and IEEE Information Theory Society. He was a section lecturer at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2014.

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