UT ECE Professor Constantine Caramanis Receives NSF CAREER Award

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 12:00pm

UT ECE Professor Constantine Caramanis Receives NSF CAREER Award

Prof. Constantine Caramanis Receives NSF CAREER Award

Professor Constantine Caramanis of UT ECE was awarded an NSF CAREER award for his work at the intersection of robust optimization, networks, statistics and machine learning. The award will support his work on "High Dimensional Statistics - Adaptive Networks, Structure and Robustness," to develop a new methodological framework to understand high dimensional complex phenomena from potentially corrupted and incomplete data.

This research has the potential to significantly impact our abilities to discover important structure in complex problems, from bioinformatics to social networks. As high-dimensional data become increasingly pervasive (the length of genomes sequenced increases; the number of patients carrying a genetic disease does not) computationally scalable techniques to analyze and mine data, finding structure and patterns, may hold the key to important scientific progress. Developing novel approaches using robust optimization, this work will develop an efficiently scalable algorithmic framework to attack such problems.

Industry relevance and impact will be assured through continuous contact and interaction with industry partners, via the WNCG industrial affiliates program at UT. Moreover, the research will impact undergraduate and graduate education at UT through several integrated educational initiatives.

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.