Meet the Innovators Under 35

Rebecca Steorts, Duke University

Big data could cut through the fog of war.

Rebecca Steorts, Assistant Professor, Duke University

Rebecca Steorts is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Statistical Science at Duke University. She received a bachelor's degree in mathematics in 2005 from Davidson College, a master's degree in mathematical sciences in 2007 from Clemson University, and a PhD in 2012 from the Department of Statistics at the University of Florida under the supervision of Distinguished Professor Malay Ghosh. She was a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University from 2012 to 2015. She is interested in scalable computational methods for social-science applications. Her current work focuses on recovering high-dimensional objects from degraded data and determining how to recover the underlying structure.


Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.