Master Class: Martin Wainwright (25 Feb - 1 Mar 2013)

Martin Wainwright is currently a professor at University of California at Berkeley, with a joint appointment between the Department of Statistics and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS). He received a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from University of Waterloo, Canada, and Ph.D. degree in EECS from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His research interests include high-dimensional statistics, statistical machine learning, information theory and statistical signal processing. He is currently serving as an associate editor for the Annals of Statistics, Journal of Machine Learning Research, and Information and Inference.

He has been awarded the George M. Sprowls Prize for his dissertation research (MIT), an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, Best Paper Awards from the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2008), IEEE Communications Society (2010), the Joint Paper Prize (2012) from IEEE Information Theory and Communication Societies, and a Medallion Lecturer (2013) from the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

The slides for the talks are available here: Lecture 1, Lecture 2 (paper), Lecture 3 (paper)

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Wed, 27 Feb 2013 Lecture 3
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 Lecture 2
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 Lecture 1