Marwa Banna

Assistant Professor, Emerging Scholar Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA Lebanese University; MA Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée; PhD Université Paris-Est Marne-le-Vallée


Marwa Banna is a mathematician working on high-dimensional probability theory. This theory has gained lots of momentum in recent years as it provides new mathematical tools to analyze complex and high-dimensional data. Such tools are at the core of many advancements in data science, machine learning, and neural networks, wireless communication, image processing, finance, biology, etc.

Marwa Banna’s research lies, particularly in free probability theory, random matrix theory, and matrix concentration inequalities. She obtained her Ph.D. from Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée in September 2015. She was then a CNRS postdoctoral associate at Télécom ParisTech before joining the free probability group at Saarland University as a postdoctoral researcher.


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