Martin Wainwright joined the faculty at University of California at Berkeley in Fall 2004, and is currently a Professor with a joint appointment between the Department of Statistics and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. He received his Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from University of Waterloo, Canada, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), for which he was awarded the George M. Sprowls Prize from the MIT EECS department in 2002. He is interested in large-scale statistical models, and their applications to communication and coding, machine learning, and statistical signal and image processing. He has received an NSF-CAREER Award (2006), an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship (2005), an Okawa Research Grant in Information and Telecommunications (2005), IEEE Best Paper Awards from the Signal Processing Society (2008) and Communications Society (2010); the Joint Paper Award from IEEE Information Theory and Communication Societies (2012); outstanding conference paper awards at the NIPS, UAI, and ICML conferences; and a Medallion Lecture (2013) of the Institute for Mathematical Statistics. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor for the Annals of Statistics, Journal of Machine Learning Research, and Information and Inference.
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