3 new PIs join CSAIL

3 new PIs join CSAIL
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This month CSAIL welcomes three new Principal Investigators (PIs) to the lab: Ankur Moitra, Cynthia Rudin, and Devavrat Shah.

Ankur Moitra is an assistant professor of applied mathematics at MIT, and completed a PhD in computer science and a postdoc in mathematics at the school last year. His research revolves around algorithms that can help solve problems in machine learning.

Cynthia Rudin is an associate professor of statistics at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Her studies focus on machine learning and knowledge discovery problems relating to data-driven prioritization. She has previously worked as an associate research scientist at Columbia University and an NSF postdoctoral research fellow at NYU.

Devavrat Shah is the Jamieson Career Development Associate Professor at EECS. His research looks at the theory of large complex networks, and particularly network algorithms as applied to social networks. His Twitter-trend-predicting algorithm was profiled on MIT News in 2012.