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Personal Profile of Dr. Jennifer Tour Chayes

Dr. Jennifer Tour Chayes
Associate Provost
Computing, Data Science & Society
Associate Provost
Computing, Data Science & Society
Biography
Jennifer Chayes is Associate Provost of Computing, Data Science, and Society, and Dean of the School of Information, at UC Berkeley, as well as Professor in four UC Berkeley departments and schools: Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Information, Mathematics, and Statistics. For 23 years, she was at Microsoft Research where she was Technical Fellow and Managing Director of three interdisciplinary labs: Microsoft Research New England, New York City, and Montreal.

Chayes has received numerous awards for both leadership and scientific contributions, including the Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision Leadership Award, the John von Neumann Lecture Award of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (the highest honor of SIAM), the ACM Distinguished Service Award, and an honorary doctorate from Leiden University. Chayes is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Mathematical Society, the Association of Computing Machinery, the Association of Women in Mathematics, and the Fields Institute.

Chayes’ research areas include phase transitions in computer science, structural and dynamical properties of networks including graph algorithms, and applications of machine learning. Chayes is one of the inventors of the field of graphons, which are widely used for the machine learning of large-scale networks. Her recent work focuses on machine learning, including applications in cancer immunotherapy, ethical decision making, and climate change. Chayes is deeply committed to increasing racial and gender diversity in STEM.

Current/Future Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
Emeriti Trustees Mar 01, 2017 Feb 28, 2023

Past Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
Board of Trustees Secretary of the Board (3/5/05-3/1/2008) Mar 06, 2004 Mar 01, 2008
Board of Trustees Mar 02, 2008 Mar 01, 2012
Board of Trustees Mar 01, 2012 Feb 29, 2016
Committee on Trustees Aug 29, 2004 Mar 01, 2007
Committee on Women in Mathematics Oct 12, 2007 Mar 01, 2012
Corporate Partners Committee Feb 28, 2008 Mar 01, 2012
Corporate Partners Committee Mar 01, 2012 Feb 29, 2016
Development Committee Oct 04, 2007 Mar 01, 2012
Development Committee Mar 01, 2012 Feb 29, 2016
Endowment Campaign Committee Mar 03, 2012 Feb 29, 2016
Steering Committee Secretary of the Board (3/5/05-3/1/2008) Mar 05, 2005 Mar 01, 2008
  1. Workshop Critical Percolation and Conformally Invariant Processes

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    Apr 30, 2001
    Monday
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
      Finite-Size Scaling in Probability and Computer Science: Part I
    Jennifer Chayes (UC Berkeley)
    May 04, 2001
    Friday
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      Hyperscaling and Finite-Size Scaling in Percolation, Part I
    Jennifer Chayes (UC Berkeley)