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    Dr. Santosh S. Venkatesh

    Dr. Santosh Venkatesh is a Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has also served as Chair of the Faculty Senate. He is a recipient of the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, the University of Pennsylvania’s highest teaching honor. 
     

    Dr. Venktaesh has taught at UPenn since 1986. His research interests have spanned a variety of areas but have generally focused on fundamental problems in probability, information theory, machine learning, and neural computation.  He is currently working on understanding the risk of contagion in massive, interconnected financial systems, information diffusion in social networks, the fundamental limits of semi-supervised machine learning, improving medical diagnostics in oncology using automated machine learning methods, next-generation vehicle-to-vehicle communication-equipped transportation networks, and information measures in genomics. He is the author of “The Theory of Probability: Explorations and Applications.”

    He received his B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and a Ph.D. from Caltech. When not doing mathematics or teaching with a touch of whimsy, you can find him indulging his lifelong absorption with the beautiful game on the soccer pitch.

    Atria Admissions Team

    September 2, 2020

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