Prof. Mihaela van der Schaar

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Mihaela van der Schaar is Chancellor's Professor of Electrical Engineering at University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests include i) machine learning for decision making, online learning, real-time stream mining, healthcare informatics, machine learning for education; ii) network science, engineering economics and game theory, strategic design, societal, expert and social networks, reputation systems, population dynamics; iii) optimization and learning in multi-user networks and system designs, wireless networks, information and communications technology for the integration of renewable energies and the efficient use of energy, multimedia.

She is IEEE Fellow (elected 2009) and was a Distinguished Lecturer of the Communications Society, the Editor in Chief of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, a member of the Editorial Board of the IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing (JSTSP) and a Senior Editorial Board member of IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems (JETCAS). She received an NSF CAREER Award (2004), the Best Paper Award from IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (2005), the Okawa Foundation Award (2006), the IBM Faculty Award (2005, 2007, 2008), the Most Cited Paper Award from EURASIP: Image Communications Journal (2006), the Gamenets Conference Best Paper Award (2011) and the 2011 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Darlington Award Best Paper Award. She received three ISO awards for her contributions to the MPEG video compression and streaming international standardization activities, and holds 33 granted US patents. She is also the founding director of the UCLA Center for Engineering Economics, Learning, and Networks (see

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