Long Nguyen is Professor of Statistics, and by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering
and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He studied computer
science, mathematics and statistics at Pohang University of Science and Technology,
Arizona State University, and University of California, Berkeley, where he received
the PhD degree in computer science in 2007. He spent two years as a postdoctoral
fellow at the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Institute (SAMSI) and Duke University,
working with Professors Alan Gelfand and Jim Clark, before joining Michigan in 2009.
Nguyen's early research adventure started in artificial intelligence (learning with
Professor Subbarao Kambhampati) and then statistical machine learning (with Professors
Michael I. Jordan and Martin Wainwright). His long-term interests include nonparametric
Bayesian statistics, optimal transport and statistical inference, and learning with
complex spatiotemporal models. Nguyen has served or is serving as associate editor of
the Annals of Statistics, the Annals of Institute of Statistical Mathematics,
Bayesian Analysis, Journal of Machine Learning Research, SIAM Journal on Mathematics
of Data Science, and Journal of American Statistical Association. He has also
served in various roles at professional societies such as the International
Society of Bayesian Analysis (ISBA), the American Statistical Association (ASA)
and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS).
Nguyen received a bronze medal in the IMO highschool math competition representing
Vietnam, and was grateful for a generous POSCO scholarship which provided support for
his undergraduate study in Korea. He was given the Leon O. Chua award from UC Berkeley for
his PhD research, the IEEE Signal Processing society's Young Author best paper award,
twice best paper awards from the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML),
and the CAREER award from the NSF's Division of Mathematical Sciences. He has given
keynote addresses at Vietnam Congress on Statistics and Probability, the Pacific-Asia
Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining conference, the International Conference on Bayesian
Nonparametrics, and the ISBA O'Bayes conference. He is elected fellow of the
Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), and a distinguished associate member of
Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics.