We proudly announce that Columbia University Department of Statistics PhD Graduate Class of 2020, Adji Bousso Dieng, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Associated Faculty in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Associated Faculty in the Materials Institute, and Associated Faculty in High-Meadows Environmental Institute at Princeton University, has been awarded the prestigious Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) 2023 Dean’s Award for the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award.
The Dean’s Award for the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award celebrates GSAS graduates who have contributed significantly to the academic community and to society while upholding the highest intellectual values. This annual Award honors individuals who have graduated within the past fifteen years, and who have excelled in the early stages of their careers, exemplifying what GSAS alumni can achieve. Assistant Professor Adji Bousso Dieng is an exemplar Awardee, chosen because she inspires all who aspire to have a lasting impact on the world.
Professor Adji Bousso Dieng started her PhD in the Statistics Department at Columbia University in 2014 with an interest in how leveraging data to inform decision making impacted fields such as recommender systems. Imagining that machine learning would penetrate all areas of society, she chose it as the focus of her thesis. Now as a faculty member at Princeton University, leading the lab Vertaix, she pushes the boundaries of statistical machine learning for scientific discovery. She is grateful for the many opportunities and for the support she received from the faculty in the Columbia University Department of Statistics, and wants to extend her sincerest thanks to the Department.
Please congratulate Professor Adji Bousso Dieng on being the recipient of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 2023 Dean’s Award for Distinguished Achievement and the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award!