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The latest talent on campus: Introducing five new members of the university's faculty

Anthony Burrow

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Anthony Burrow

assistant professor, human development

College: Human Ecology

Academic focus: The influence of racial identity on psychosocial adjustment, purpose in life among youth.

Previous positions: Assistant professor, psychology, Loyola University of Chicago, 2007-11; postdoctoral research fellow, Multicultural Research Institute, University of Notre Dame, 2005-07.

Academic background: B.A., psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998; M.S., developmental psychology, Florida International University, 2002; Ph.D., developmental psychology, Florida International University, 2005.

Last book read: "The Stranger" by Albert Camus.

In his own time: "Spending time with my family, watching movies, sightseeing."

Andreea Minca

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Andreea Minca

assistant professor, financial engineering

College: Engineering

Academic focus: Mathematical modeling of systemic risk, distress propagation in financial networks, credit risk, random graphs.

Academic background: B.S. and M.S., engineering, Ecole Polytechnique, 2007; DEA probability and finance (equivalent to master's degree), Ecole Polytechnique, 2008; Ph.D., applied mathematics, Paris 6 University, 2011.

Last book read: "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" by Milan Kundera.

In her own time: Amateur theater, painting, traveling, enjoying time with friends.

Victoria Prowse

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Victoria Prowse

assistant professor, economics

College: ILR School

Academic focus: Labor economics and experimental economics, including evaluation of tax and transfer programs, retirement, pensions, behavioral economics and learning.

Previous positions: University lecturer, fellow and tutor, economics, 2007-11, University of Oxford, United Kingdom; junior research fellow, 2006-07, University of Oxford, United Kingdom; research affiliate, Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn, Germany, 2005-08.

Academic background: B.A., economics and management, 2002; M.Phil., economics, 2004; D.Phil., economics, 2007, all from University of Oxford.

Last book read: "The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It" by Paul Collier.

In her own time: Traveling and hiking.

Adrienne Roeder

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Adrienne Roeder

assistant professor, plant biology

College: Agriculture and Life Sciences

Academic focus: Plant cell and developmental biology; using imaging and computational biology to understand how plant cells divide and grow to form leaves and other plant organs.

Previous position: Postdoctoral scholar, California Institute of Technology, 2005-11.

Academic background: B.S., biology with minor in mathematical and computational science, Stanford University, 1999; Ph.D., biology, University of California, San Diego, 2005.

Last book read: "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot.

In her own time: Hiking, baking, reading and traveling.

Marten Wegkamp

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Marten Wegkamp

professor of mathematics and statistical science

College: Computing and Information Science

Academic focus: Classification, copula modeling, learning theory, empirical process theory, matrix estimation and completion, model selection and aggregation, nonparametric estimation.

Previous positions: Associate professor/professor of statistics, Florida State University, 2003-11; assistant/associate professor of statistics, Yale University, 1997-2003.

Academic background: M.S, 1992; Ph.D., mathematics, Leiden University, the Netherlands, 1996.

Last book read: "Lotte Weeda" by Maarten't Hart.

In his own time: Music, photography, hiking.

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