2024 Thomas M. Cover Dissertation Award awarded to Sophie H. Yu
The Thomas M. Cover Dissertation Award award is granted annually to the author of an outstanding doctoral dissertation contributing to the mathematical foundations of any of the information sciences within the purview of the Information Theory Society
May 21, 2024

The recipient of the 2024 Thomas M. Cover Dissertation Award is Sophie H. Yu for her dissertation entitled “Matching in Networks: Fundamental Limits and Efficient Algorithms”, Duke University, May 2023.

Sophie H. YuSophie H. Yu is a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University and an incoming assistant professor at The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. She received her Ph.D. in Decision Sciences from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in 2023, and an M.S. degree in statistical and economic modeling from Duke University in 2017, and a B.S. degree in Economics from Renmin University of China in 2015. Her research interests focus on high-dimensional statistics, algorithm design, and performance evaluation in large-scale networks and stochastic systems.