Sasha is an Associate Professor in MIT's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and IDSS, and is a Principal Investigator at LIDS. His research is in machine learning, with an emphasis on statistics and computation. Sasha received his bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and computer science from Cornell University, and doctoral degree from MIT. He was a postdoc at UC Berkeley EECS before joining the University of Pennsylvania, where he was an associate professor in the Department of Statistics and co-director of the Penn Research in Machine Learning (PRiML) center. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award, IBM Research Best Paper award, Machine Learning Journal award, and COLT Best Paper Award.