Biography

I received an S.B. degree from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from Princeton University, both in Mathematics. In 1997, I was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University and AT&T Labs-Research. From 1998 to 2004, I was a member of technical staff at AT&T Labs-Research in Florham Park, NJ. Since then, I have been with the Department of Mathematics at the University of Michigan, where I am now the Herman H. Goldstine Collegiate Professor. I also have a joint appointment in Electrical and Computer Engineering. I have received several awards, including a Sloan Research Fellowship (2006), an NSF CAREER award (2006), the National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiatives in Research (2008), the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Douglas Engelbart Best Paper award (2008), the EURASIP Signal Processing Best Paper award (2010), and the SIAM Ralph E. Kleinman Prize (2013).

My research interests include analysis, probability, discrete mathematics, and algorithms. I am especially interested in randomized algorithms with applications to harmonic analysis, signal and image processing, and massive datasets.

Dossier

  • Curriculum vitae in .pdf format.

Awards

  • Awarded SIAM Ralph E. Kleinman Prize, 2013.
  • EURASIP Signal Processing Best Paper award for Algorithms for simultaneous sparse approximation. Part I: Greedy pursuit, joint with Joel Tropp and Martin J. Strauss, 2010.
  • Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Douglas Engelbart Award, 2008.
  • National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiatives in Research, 2008.
  • Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, 2006--2008.
  • NSF University-Industry Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 1997-1999.
  • AT&T Foundation Ph.D. Fellowship, 1995-1997.
  • AT&T Foundation Graduate Research Program for Women grant, 1993--1997.
  • National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowship (1993)--declined to attend Princeton University.
  • Phi Beta Kappa, May, 1993.

Funding

  • MIDAS Challenge grant, co-PI and co-director of Michigan Institute for Single Cell Data Analysis, March 2017--February 2020, $1.2 million.
  • Simons Foundation Fellowship, 2017--2018.
  • Samsung research funds, ``Neural Network Inspired Compressive Sensing and Image Processing,'' Prof.~Michael Flynn (ECE) PI, $60,000, 2013--2020.
  • AF (Medium, Collaborative Research): Sparse Approximation: Theory and Extensions, PI, July 2012--June 2017, $603,000
  • ARO 61819-MA: Semi-inner-products in Banach Spaces with Applications to Regularized Learning, Sampling, and Sparse Approximation, co-PI, July 2012--June 2013, $65,000.
  • NSF SCREMS: Scientific Computing and Mathematics at the University of Michigan, co-PI, NSF DMS 1026317, September 2010--August 2013, $175,000.
  • NSF CIF 0910765, Sensing Sensors: Compressed Sampling with Co-design of Hardware and Algorithms across Multiple Layers in Wireless Sensor Networks, co-PI, September 2009--August 2014, $2,900,000.
  • DARPA: Theory and Practice of Analog-to-Information Conversion (Phase II), co-PI, ONR/DARPA N66001-06-1-2011, September 2008--August 2010, $750,000.
  • NSF DMS 0547744, CAREER: Modeling and Analysis of Data from Massive Graphs, PI, May 2006--April 2011.
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, 2006--2008.
  • DARPA/ONR N66001-06-1-2011: Theory and Practice of Analog-to-Information Conversion (Phase I), co-PI, January 2006--January 2007.
  • NSF CNS 0540154, DDDAS-SMRP: Optimizing Signal and Image Processing in a Dynamic, Data-Driven Application System, co-PI, January 2006--November 2008.
  • Elizabeth C. Crosby Faculty Fellowship (University of Michigan), PI, 2005--2006.
  • NSF DMS 0354600, FRG: Collaborative Research in Algorithms for Sparse Data Representation, PI, September 2004--August 2007.

Patents

  • A. Gilbert, Y. Kotidis, S. Muthukrishnan, and M. Strauss, Dynamic Maintenance of Quantile Summaries. (Filed.)
  • A. Gilbert, Y. Kotidis, S. Muthukrishnan, and M. Strauss, Method and Apparatus for Using Wavelets to Produce Data Summaries. (Filed.)
  • A. Gilbert, S. Guha, P. Indyk, Y. Kotidis, S. Muthukrishnan, and M. Strauss, Method and Apparatus for Using Histograms to Produce Data Summaries. (Filed.)
  • J. Fong, A. Gilbert, S. Kannan, and M. Strauss, Method for Routing Data Using a Fractional Open Shortest Path First Protocol. (Filed.)

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