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Paul Hand

Assistant Professor

Interdisciplinary with College of Science


Office Location

177 Huntington Avenue
2209 – 177
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Paul Hand, 2210-177
Boston, MA 02115

Research Interests

  • Theory and algorithms for machine learning and artificial intelligence


  • PhD in Mathematics, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University
  • BS in Applied and Computational Mathematics, California Institute of Technology


Paul Hand is an assistant professor of mathematics and computer science at the Khoury College of Computer Sciences. Prior to joining Northeastern, Hand served as an assistant professor of computational and applied mathematics at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Previously, he was an instructor in applied mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where his research investigated algorithms behind x-ray crystallography.

Hand’s current research focuses on theory and algorithms for machine learning and artificial intelligence in the context of vision and imaging. He received the Kurt O. Friedrichs Prize for outstanding dissertation at NYU.