Ernest Fokoué, PhD
Center for Quality and Applied Statistics

Rochester Institute of Technology

Room 2517, Hugh Carey Building

98 Lomb Memorial Drive

Rochester, NY 14623


Phone: (585) 475 7525

Fax: (585) 475 5959


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Research Interests

·         Statistical Learning Theory and Machine Learning

·         Optimal Prediction  in Statistical Function Approximation

My primary research interest is function estimation in high dimensional spaces with an emphasis on the construction of estimators that yield optimal prediction.  I invest an equal amount of research/thinking energy on both the theoretical foundation and the applicability of the methods that I study and/or invent.  My research naturally belongs to Statistical Learning Theory or Machine Learning Theory. My work can be applied to problems in classification, regression and dimensionality reduction, especially when the goal is optimal prediction. Considering the unusually high dimensionality of the spaces that I deal with, a substantial part of my work has a numerical analysis flavor to it, in the sense that I need to address such issues as computational stability, computational scalability and computational speed/complexity.

"As A Man Thinketh In His Heart, So Is He." Proverbs 23:7