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John Duchi

John Duchi

BS, Stanford University, Computer Science (2007)
MS, Stanford University, Computer Science (2008)
MA, University of California, Berkeley, Statistics (2012)
PhD, University of California, Berkeley, EECS (2014)


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John Duchi ( is an assistant professor of Statistics and Electrical Engineering and (by courtesy) Computer Science at Stanford University. His work spans statistical learning, optimization, information theory, and computation, with a few driving goals. (1) To discover statistical learning procedures that optimally trade between resources--computation, communication, privacy provided to study participants--while maintaining good statistical performance. (2) To build efficient large-scale optimization methods that address the spectrum of optimization, machine learning, and data analysis problems we face, allowing us to move beyond bespoke solutions to methods that robustly work. (3) To develop tools to assess and guarantee the validity of--and confidence we should have in--machine-learned systems.