- Director, IMA Data Science Lab
- Professor of Mathematics, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota
- Director, Minnesota Center for Industrial Mathematics
Lerman received his Ph.D. in Mathematics at Yale University in 2000 under the direction of Ronald Coifman and Peter Jones. His postdoctoral experience included Courant Instructorship (2000-2003) at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and training in bioinformatics as a research scientist in Bud Mishra’s Lab (2003-2004) atthe same institute. He was a recipient of an NSF CAREER award in 2010 and the Feinberg Foundation Visiting Faculty Fellowship at the Weizmann Institute in 2013.
Lerman has extensive experience working with industry both as a consultant and collaborator. His areas of research and expertise include high dimensional data, machine learning, algorithm design, and mathematical foundations of data analysis. As director of the Data Science Lab, his goal is to provide industry with access to academic research and tools for analysis of data.