Bob Bland joined the faculty in ORIE at Cornell in 1978 as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor in 1981 and professor in 1987. He served as Director of the School of…

Title: Is Deep Learning a Black Box Statistically? Abstract: Deep learning has benefited almost every aspect of modern big data applications. Yet its statistical properties still largely remain…

In this talk, we study two different diffusion models on the random graphs. In the first part, we
consider first passage percolation. We analyze the impact of the edge weights on distances
in sparse…