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Paul Hand

Paul Hand

Assistant Professor

Mailing Address:

567 LA (Lake Hall), Boston, MA 02115

Office Address:

523 LA (Lake Hall), Boston, MA 02115


  • Artificial Intelligence, Compressed Sensing, Imaging, machine learning, Signal Recovery



Paul Hand received his Bachelor of Science in Applied and Computational Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology in 2004. In 2009, he received his PhD in Mathematics from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. He received the Kurt O. Friedrichs prize for outstanding dissertation at NYU. Subsequently, Dr. Hand was an Applied Mathematics Instructor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where his research investigated algorithms behind X-ray crystallography. Then, Dr. Hand was an Assistant Professor of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University. Now, he is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. His current research focuses on theory and algorithms for machine learning and artificial intelligence in the context of vision and imaging.

Paul Hand in the news

Want Machines to Analyze Images Faster? Stay Out of Their Way.

Paul Hand, an assistant professor of mathematics and computer science, has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to figure out how neural networks can be used to construct images, while searching for the mathematical theories behind those networks.