Prof. Ankur Moitra

Norbert Wiener Professor of Mathematics

Primary DLC

Department of Mathematics

MIT Room: 2-472

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Theoretical Computer Science
Machine Learning

Research Summary

Ankur Moitra is interested in algorithms and their connections with the related areas of machine learning, statistics, operations research, and mathematics. His research spans a diverse set of topics, from statistical inference to optimization and approximation to codes and combinatorics. He has made important contributions in graph algorithms and learning theory, for example developing an efficient algorithm for estimating the defining parameters of a distribution that is a mixture of any constant number of Gaussian distributions.

Recent Work