Daniel Pimentel-Alarcon, PhD, Joining BMI and WID

We are delighted to announce that Daniel Pimentel-Alarcon, PhD, has accepted an offer to join the University of Wisconsin Madison Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics and the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery as an Assistant Professor in August. He comes to use from an assistant professorship in the Department of Computer Science at Georgia State University.

Dr. Pimentel-Alarcon earned his MA in Mathematics, MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering here at UW-Madison. He then held a postdoctoral training position at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery under the mentorship of Robert Nowak, Stephen Wright, Rebecca Willett, and Nigel Boston.

Dr. Pimentel-Alarcon's office and lab will be in the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, with his tenure home in the Department of Biostatistics and Medical informatics. His research focuses on robust machine learning methods to identify patterns in big and messy data. His work is grounded in critical applications related to ongoing interdisciplinary collaborations in precision medicine, biology, astro-informatics, computer vision, networks inference, and public health. He specifically looks at robust machine learning of mixtures, and linear and nonlinear structures.

We are excited that Daniel has chosen to join UW-Madison and we look forward to his arrival.