Jacob Bien

Jacob Bien is an Associate Professor of Data Science and Operations and the Dean's Associate Professor in Business Administration at Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. His research focuses on statistical machine learning and in particular the development of novel methods that balance flexibility and interpretability for analyzing complex data. He combines ideas from convex optimization and statistics to develop methods that are of direct use to scientists and others with large datasets. His work has been supported by an NSF CAREER award, a three-year NSF grant on high-dimensional covariance estimation, an NIH R01 grant on methods for multi-view data, and a grant from the Simons Foundation on developing new statistical methodology for oceanography. He serves as an associate editor of Biometrika and the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, and he was previously an associate editor for Biostatistics. Before joining USC, he was an assistant professor at Cornell.