Two Yale faculty members, John D. Lafferty and Edieal J. Pinker, were appointed to endowed professorships.
Lafferty, named as the John C. Malone Professor of Statistics and Data Science, conducts research on statistical machine learning, with a focus on computational and statistical aspects of nonparametric methods, high-dimensional data, graphical models, and statistical language modeling. Read the announcement.
Pinker, appointed as the BearingPoint Professor of Operations Research, focuses his research on service process design, with a particular emphasis on operational problems in healthcare. Read the announcement.