Statistical Analysis of Online News (StatNews)
Laurent El Ghaoui, Bin Yu, Alexandre d'Aspremont1 and Brian Christopher Gawalt
National Science Foundation 0625409 and Google, Inc. Gift
This project seeks to bring about user-friendly, graphical representations of large amounts of text data obtained from online news. We explore various fundamental problems arising from this goal involving, in particular, sparse graphical modeling, online learning, and distributed computations.