The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) announced IT Society member Weijie Su, an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania, as the recipient of the inaugural SIAM Activity Group on Data Science Early Career Prize in 2022.
Established in 2021 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), this prize "is awarded every two years to an outstanding early career researcher in the field of Data Science for distinguished contributions to the field in the six calendar years prior to the award year." Dr. Weijie Su received this prize in recognition of his contributions in the analysis of accelerated methods for convex optimization and the development of privacy-preserving data analysis methodologies. As part of this honor, Dr. Su will be giving an invited talk at the SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Data Science this September in San Diego.
A member of the IEEE Information Theory Society, Dr. Su is currently an assistant professor in the Wharton Statistics and Data Science Department and in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining UPenn, he received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2016 and his bachelor’s degree from Peking University in 2011. His research interests span privacy-preserving data analysis, optimization, high-dimensional statistics, and deep learning theory. In addition to the SIAM early career prize, he received an NSF CAREER Award in 2019 and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 2020.