Professor Graham Cormode has been awarded the 2017 Adams Prize by the Cambridge Faculty of Mathematics. The award recognizes his work on “Statistical Analysis of Big Data”, and is awarded jointly with Professor Richard Samworth of Cambridge. Professor Cormode says,
My work, in common with Prof Samworth’s, is about finding mathematical representations of data that allow useful information to be extracted effectively and accurately. These techniques allow ever larger quantities of data to be handled on ordinary computers.
Professor Cormode’s work on “data sketches” has been used in companies such as Netflix, Yahoo, Twitter, Google, AT&T and Sprint. He is currently leading Warwick’s involvement in the Alan Turing Institute at London, and working on questions to do with verification of machine learning, and privacy.
The prize is worth £15,000 and will be split equally between the two recipients.