EcoCloud professor Volkan Cevher has received an ERC Consolidator Grant for his research proposal “Time-Data Trade-Offs in High-Dimensional Statistical Learning via Convex Optimization”.

Computational power is growing slowly in relation to data sizes; consequently, large-scale problems require a long time to solve. Volkan’s research will explore and build on an emerging perspective that holds that data should be treated as a resource to be traded off with other resources, such as running time.

It is the first research project that aims to establish time-data trade-offs while characterizing their optimality. It is expected to change the way data is treated in statistical sciences and promises substantial computational flexibility for data-driven learning.

Volkan Cevher’s biography is available here.