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Mateo Díaz, new assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Johns Hopkins, discusses his background, research interests, and enthusiasm for joining the university. Originally from Colombia, Díaz's research focuses on the intersection of continuous optimization, geometry, and statistics, with applications in data science and machine learning. In this Q&A, he shares insights into his research, real-world applications, and what drew him to this field.
Caelyn Sobie, a PhD student in applied mathematics and statistics, joins the second cohort of Vivien Thomas Scholars. This month, she and 14 other scholars will begin their PhD studies at the university as part of a $150 million initiative to advance pathways for students from HBCUs and MSIs in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Quanta Magazine features Ben Grimmer's recent study on a traditional assumption in gradient descent, revealing that breaking the rule of small steps can lead to nearly three times faster results on optimization problems.