Lawrence Carin

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Lawrence  Carin Profile Photo
Lawrence Carin Profile Photo

Research Interests

Applied statistics and machine learning

Bio

Lawrence Carin earned the BS, MS, and PhD degrees in electrical engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1985, 1986, and 1989, respectively. In 1989 he joined the Electrical Engineering Department at Polytechnic University (Brooklyn) as an Assistant Professor, and became an Associate Professor there in 1994. In September 1995 he joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at Duke University, where he is now a Professor. He was ECE Department Chair from 2011-2014, the Vice Provost for Research from 2014-2019, and since 2019 he has served as Duke's Vice President for Research. From 2003-2014 he held the William H. Younger Distinguished Professorship, and since 2018 he has held the James L. Meriam Distinguished Professorship. Dr. Carin's research focuses on machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI) and applied statistics. He publishes widely in the main ML/AI conferences, and he has also engaged in translation of research to practice. He was co-founder of the small business Signal Innovations Group, which was acquired by BAE Systems in 2014, and in 2017 he co-founded the company Infinia ML. He is an IEEE Fellow.

Education

  • B.S.E. University of Maryland, College Park, 1985
  • M.Sc.Eng. University of Maryland, College Park, 1986
  • Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park, 1989

Positions

  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor of Computer Science

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Fellows. Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2001

Courses Taught

  • ECE 495: Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 590: Advanced Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 891: Internship
  • ECE 899: Special Readings in Electrical Engineering