Animashree Anandkumar, Ph.D., joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in July 2010. She received a B.Tech. in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 2004, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell University in 2009. She was a postdoctoral researcher at the Stochastic Systems Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Her research interests are in the area of statistical-signal processing, information theory and networking with a focus on inference of graphical models. She has worked on inference of graphical models, random-access algorithms and transaction tracking using timestamps. She is the recipient of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Signal Processing Society (SPS) 2008 Young Author award, and the 2007-08 IBM Fran Allen Ph.D. Fellowship.