Patrick J Wolfe

Frederick L. Hovde Dean of the College of Science
Miller Family Professor of Statistics and Computer Science
Faculty appointment in electrical and computer engineering

A native of the Midwest, Patrick J. Wolfe is a 1998 graduate of the University of Illinois with degrees in electrical engineering and music and holds a 2003 doctorate from the University of Cambridge.

Dean Wolfe specializes in the mathematical foundations of data science.

After teaching at Cambridge and Harvard, he joined the faculty of University College London (UCL) in 2012, where he became the founding executive director of its Big Data Institute. He is currently a trustee and non-executive director of the Alan Turing Institute, the United Kingdom’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence.

He has received research awards from the Royal Society, the Acoustical Society of America, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).  He was named the inaugural IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in Data Science.

A past recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the White House while at Harvard, Dean Wolfe provides expert advice on applications of data science to a range of national and international entities and organizations.

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