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Courtney Y. Paquette receives 2024 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship

Published: 27 February 2024

It is a great pleasure to announce that our colleague Courtney Paquette has been named a 2024 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Computer Science.

Machine learning relies heavily on probabilistic optimization algorithms.

While machine learning papers are written at a staggering rate, there is much less foundational mathematical work that addresses the success of machine learning.

Since her PhD, Courtney has been at the forefront of this foundational work.

More recently, with her partner in crime Elliot Paquette, she has developed a pioneering program blending random matrices, high dimensional probability and optimization theory.

Please join me in congratulating Courtney on this huge, highly deserved honour.

Rustum Choksi

Professor and Department Chair

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

McGill University

 

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