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Rebecca Willett
Rebecca Willett
Professor, Departments of Statistics, Computer Science, and the College

Web: https://voices.uchicago.edu/willett/
E-mail: willett@uchicago.edu
Phone:
Fax: 773.702.9810

University of Chicago
Department of Statistics
5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Jones 122B
Chicago, IL 60637 USA

Research Interests

My research interests include signal processing, machine learning, and large-scale data science. In particular, I have studied methods to leverage low-dimensional models in a variety of contexts, including when data are high-dimensional, contain missing entries, are subject to constrained sensing or communication resources, correspond to point processes, or arise in ill-conditioned inverse problems. This work lies at the intersection of high-dimensional statistics, inverse problems in imaging and network science (including compressed sensing), learning theory, algebraic geometry, optical engineering, nonlinear approximation theory, statistical signal processing, and optimization theory. My group has made contributions both in the mathematical foundations of signal processing and machine learning and in their application to a variety of real-world problems. I have active collaborations with researchers in astronomy, materials science, microscopy, electronic health record analysis, cognitive neuroscience, precision agriculture, biochemistry, and atmospheric science.

 

https://voices.uchicago.edu/willett/

 

Last update: 08/20/18