Prof. Tom Hayes Receives CAREER Award

August 21, 2012

tom hayes8-21-2012 – Assistant professor Tom Hayes received an NSF CAREER Award on randomized algorithms for sampling from enormous families of mathematical objects.

Hayes also received an NSF award on bridging the gap between physical intuition and computer science knowledge. The grant is a collaboration with Cris Moore, who until recently was a professor of Department of Computer Science with a joint appointment in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UNM and is now Resident Faculty at the Santa Fe Institute.

Hayes' research interests include Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms, online optimization, algorithms and complexity theory, machine learning, probability theory, statistical group theory, distributed and network algorithms. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago.

See other UNM Engineering recipients of the NSF CAREER Award.