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The Becker group focuses on 
optimization and statistics for machine learning and signal processing applications. Some more information is on the website of Professor Becker.

Recent Announcements:

  • Derek Driggs wins Gates Cambridge scholarship
    BS/MS student wins the prestigious Gates Cambridge scholarship for a funded PhD at Cambridge University (similar to the Oxford University Rhodes scholar)
    Posted Feb 1, 2017, 3:48 PM by Stephen Becker
  • Partnership with Northrop Grumman
    We are pleased to announce a partnership with Northrop Grumman for calendar year 2017, focusing on signal processing
    Posted Nov 17, 2016, 3:39 PM by Stephen Becker
  • Paper accepted in GlobalSIP
    'A RANDOMIZED APPROACH TO EFFICIENT KERNEL CLUSTERING' by Farhad Pourkamali-Anaraki and Stephen Becker is accepted at the 2016 IEEE GlobalSIP Symposium on Symposium on Compressed Sensing, Deep Learning (http://2016.ieeeglobalsip.org/ ).
    Posted Aug 20, 2016, 3:35 PM by Stephen Becker
  • Group awarded grant from Bloomberg
    We have been awarded the Bloomberg Data Science Research Grant Program: 
    http://www.bloomberg.com/company/announcements/data-science-research-grants-announcing-our-third-round-of-winners/
    Many thanks to Bloomberg!
    Posted Jun 13, 2016, 9:39 AM by Stephen Becker
  • Derek wins Goldwater Scholarship
    Congratulations to group member Derek Driggs for becoming one of the 2016 Goldwater Scholars
    Posted Mar 31, 2016, 2:32 PM by Stephen Becker
  • March 2016, Alex Gittens and Michael Mahoney visit
    March 2016, Alex Gittens and Michael Mahoney visit
    Posted Mar 28, 2016, 11:48 AM by Stephen Becker
  • March 2016, Front-range SIAM conference
    2016 SIAM Front Range Conference, students Derek, Farhad and James present their work; their projects are summarized on the projects page.
    Posted Mar 28, 2016, 11:47 AM by Stephen Becker
  • March 2016, students have internship offers
    March 2016, students have summer internship offers from the following companies:
    Posted Mar 28, 2016, 11:45 AM by Stephen Becker
  • July 2015, Becker wins Beale-Orchard-Hays prize
    July 12 2015, with Michael Grant and Emmanuel Candes, we have won the Beale-Orchard-Hays prize, awarded at ISMP 2015. The prize is offered every 3 years
    Posted Mar 28, 2016, 11:44 AM by Stephen Becker
  • June 2015, Becker selected for 2015 ICML Reviewer award
    In recognition of outstanding reviews for the International Conference on Machine Learning
    Posted Mar 28, 2016, 11:43 AM by Stephen Becker
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