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Biography
Andrea Montanari received a Laurea degree in Physics in 1997, and a Ph. D. in Theoretical Physics in 2001 (both from Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy). He has been post-doctoral fellow at Laboratoire de Physique Théorique de l'Ecole Normale Supérieure (LPTENS), Paris, France, and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, USA. Since 2002 he is Chargé de Recherche (with Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, CNRS) at LPTENS. In September 2006 he joined Stanford University as a faculty, and since 2015 he is Full Professor in the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Statistics. He was co-awarded the ACM SIGMETRICS best paper award in 2008. He received the CNRS bronze medal for theoretical physics in 2006, the National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2008, the Okawa Foundation Research Grant in 2013, and the Applied Probability Society Best Publication Award in 2015. He is an Information Theory Society distinguished lecturer for 2015-2016. In 2016 he received the James L. Massey Research & Teaching Award of the Information Theory Society for young scholars. In 2018 he was an invited sectional speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians.
Current/Future Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
Board of Trustees Ex officio SAC Co-Chair Jul 01, 2019 Jun 30, 2022
Scientific Advisory Committee Co-Chair (7/1/19-6/30/22) Jul 01, 2017 Jun 30, 2022
Steering Committee Ex officio, SAC Co-Chair Jul 01, 2019 Jun 30, 2022

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  1. Workshop [Moved Online] Hot Topics: Optimal transport and applications to machine learning and statistics

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    May 08, 2020
    Friday
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
      Mean field theory of neural networks: From stochastic gradient descent to Wasserstein gradient flows
    Andrea Montanari (Stanford University)
  2. Workshop New challenges in PDE: Deterministic dynamics and randomness in high and infinite dimensional systems

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    Oct 27, 2015
    Tuesday
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Universality in polytope phase transitions and message passing algorithms
    Andrea Montanari (Stanford University)