Georgia Tech’s H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) announced that Professor Xiaoming Huo has been appointed as the A. Russell Chandler III Professor.
A. Russell Chandler III, who graduated from ISyE in 1967, endowed the faculty fund to enhance the ability of ISyE to attract and retain eminent teacher-scholars.
“Xiaoming has made valuable contributions to ISyE and to the fields of data science and statistics, especially in developing inferential methods that are both statistically and computationally efficient,” said ISyE School Chair Edwin Romeijn. “His appointment to the A. Russell Chandler III Professorship will allow him to further his research in these areas and continue to develop future data scientists.”
Huo's research interests include statistical theory, statistical computing, and issues related to data analytics. He has made numerous contributions on topics such as sparse representation, wavelets, and statistical theory and methodologies in a range of problems.
“This new professorship is a big encouragement toward my academic work, which is at the interface of statistics, computing, and optimization,” Huo said. “I plan to use most of these new resources to support early stage graduate students who may not have extensive research experience.”
Huo is the director of Georgia Tech’s Transdisciplinary Research Institute for Advancing Data Science (TRIAD), which integrates research and education in mathematical, statistical, and algorithmic foundations for data science. In conjunction with Huo’s work on data science, he has received a $1.5 million TRIPODS grant from the National Science Foundation to support the development of the foundations of data science at Georgia Tech.
He received a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Science and Technology in China in 1993, and an M.S. in electrical engineering and Ph.D. in statistics from Stanford University in 1997 and 1999, respectively. He joined ISyE in 1999.
He is an active member within the Center for Statistical Science, helping to shape its mission via numerous strategic initiatives within Georgia Tech. He is also an associate director of the Master of Science in Analytics. In addition, Huo is helping to establish a new Georgia Tech campus in Shenzhen, a booming city considered to be China’s Silicon Valley.
Huo’s papers have appeared in top journals, and some of them are highly cited. His work led to an interview by Emerging Research Fronts in June 2006 in the field of mathematics (one paper from the entire field of mathematics is selected every other month). He is a senior member of IEEE and a Fellow of ASA and IPAM. In 2005, he won the Georgia Tech Sigma Xi Young Faculty award. When Huo was a high school student, he represented China in the 30th International Mathematical Olympiad, which was held in Braunschweig, Germany in 1989, and won a golden prize.
H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering