IMA Welcomes New Target Postdocs

industrial postdocs working with Target

The IMA is pleased to announce the arrival of two new industrial postdocs who will begin a two-year fellowship with Target, where they will divide their time between a company-directed project and their own research. This is part of an ongoing collaboration between the IMA and the Minnesota-based retail corporation under the Data Science Consortium. These postdocs will join a third industrial postdoc who was hired last fall to work with Target. The postdocs were selected from among hundreds of applicants. Please join us in welcoming this talented duo of mathematicians.

  • Alexander Estes, Ph.D., University of Maryland, advisor: Michael Ball, is interested combinatorial optimization, statistics, and machine learning, including work that falls in the intersection of these fields.
  • Yiran Li, Ph.D., University of Maryland, advisor: Wojciech Czaja, focuses her research on machine learning, applied harmonic analysis, and deep neural networks.