DSP Alum Rebecca Willett Joining University of Chicago

Rice DSP alum Rebecca Willett (PhD 2005) is joining the University of Chicago as a Professor of Computer Science and Statistics, where she will be developing a new machine learning initiative.  Her research interests include machine learning, network science, medical imaging, wireless sensor networks, astronomy, and social networks.  She has also held positions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Duke University.  Rebecca has received the NSF CAREER Award and AFOSR YIP, and has served as a member of the DARPA Computer Science Study Group.