Cong Ma

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I am an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Chicago.

Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley, advised by Professor Martin Wainwright. I obtained my Ph.D. at Princeton University in 2020, advised by Professor Yuxin Chen and Professor Jianqing Fan. Prior to graduate school, I received my bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2015.

I am broadly interested in mathematics of data science, reinforcement learning, high-dimensional statistics, convex and nonconvex optimization as well as their applications to neuroscience.

E-mail: congm [@] uchicago [DOT] edu
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  • Yuxin Chen, Yuejie Chi and I gave a tutorial on “Nonconvex Optimization for High-Dimensional Signal Estimation: Spectral and Iterative Methods” at EUSIPCO 2020.