Philippe Rigollet is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics at MIT. He works at the intersection of statistics, machine learning, and optimization, focusing primarily on the design and analysis of statistical methods for high-dimensional problems. He received a PhD in mathematical statistics from the University of Paris VI. He has held positions as a visiting assistant professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and then as an assistant professor at Princeton University. He has received an NSF CAREER award, a Howard B. Wentz Jr. Junior Faculty Award at Princeton and the best paper award at the conference on learning theory COLT 2013.