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Mladen Kolar

  • Professor of Data Sciences and Operations

Mladen Kolar is a professor in the Department of Data Sciences and Operations at the USC Marshall School of Business. Mladen earned his PhD in Machine Learning from Carnegie Mellon University in 2013. His research focuses on high-dimensional statistical methods, probabilistic graphical models, and scalable optimization methods, driven by the need to uncover interesting and scientifically meaningful structures from observational data. Mladen was selected as a recipient of the 2024 Junior Leo Breiman Award for his outstanding contributions to these areas. He currently serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Machine Learning Research, the Annals of Statistics, the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, and the New England Journal of Statistics in Data Science.

Mladen Kolar


Data Sciences + Operations