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Dr. Pablo Roldan Named AI Director

Dr. Pablo Roldan

Dr. Pablo Roldan, an assistant professor of mathematics and an accomplished researcher in mathematics, statistics and computer science, has been appointed director of the M.S. in Artificial Intelligence at the Katz School of Science and Health.

“Dr. Roldan is tasked with expanding research opportunities in artificial intelligence that complement the extraordinary work already being done by Andy Catlin, Wonjun Lee, Brandon Chiazza, James Topor and Dave Sweet, among others,” said Dr. Paul Russo, dean of the Katz School and vice provost at Yeshiva University. “We look forward to seeing more collaborations between Katz and YU as well as with other universities and industries.”

Dr. Roldan concentrates on the research and development of complex and real-world domains and applications. He is an expert in financial mathematics; dynamical systems, which are models describing a system’s temporal evolution; and machine learning, which is the study of computer algorithms that can improve automatically through experience and the use of data.

He has received research grants from the National Science Foundation on “Dynamical and Statistical Methods Applied to Hamiltonian Systems;” CONACYT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Technologia), “Particle Dynamics in Spaces of Constant Curvature;” the Spanish Ministry of Science; and the European Regional Development Fund, “Invariant Objects in Astrodynamics.”

In addition to his work in academia, he has consulted on machine learning for companies that work on medical devices, molecular design and treasury management.

Dr. Roldan has been invited as a speaker to more than 20 international conferences. At Yeshiva, he teaches Discrete Structures; Excursions in Mathematics; Mathematical Statistics; Mathematics of Finance; Numerical Methods, Probability and Statistics; and Scientific Computing. He also advises multiple honors and master’s students on their thesis research.

He holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics and an M.S. in physics engineering from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and a B.S. in computer science from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya.

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