## Jonathan Niles-Weed Wins the SIAG/DATA Early Career Prize

*February 9, 2024*

Jonathan Niles-Weed, *Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Data Science*, has won the the 2024 SIAG/DATA Early Career Prize. The SIAM Activity Group on Data Science Early Career Prize (SIAG/DATA Early Career Prize) is awarded every two years to an outstanding early career researcher. The award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding, influential, and potentially long-lasting contributions to the Mathematical, Statistical and Computational foundations of Data Science within six years of receiving their Ph.D.

The selection committee chose to honor Professor Niles-Weed for his “contributions to the computational and statistical properties of optimal transport.” The prize will be awarded during the 2024 SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Data Science (MDS24) to be held in Atlanta, Georgia this October.