As many of you already know, in October, CSL holds one of its most anticipated events of the year, Allerton conference. Considering the great interest by both faculty and students to know more about Allerton conference, we have arranged for Prof. Bruce Hajek to give a talk at social hour this Friday, Sept. 21 at 3:00 PM in 369 CSL.
Bio: Professor Bruce Hajek received a BS in mathematics and an MS in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He has served as a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a researcher in the Coordinated Science Laboratory at Illinois since 1979. He is a member of the Center for Advanced Study and holds the prestigious Hoeft Chair in Engineering. Prof. Hajek’s research interests include communication networks, auctions and mechanism design, stochastic analysis, optimization, control, and machine learning. He was a winner of the USA Mathematical Olympiad in 1973 and has received the Eckman Award of the American Automatic Control Council, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award, and the ACM Sigmetrics Achievement Award. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the IEEE.