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School of Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study
One Einstein Drive, Office 026
Princeton, NJ 08540
I will be applying for both faculty and research positions this academic year!
I am a postdoc at the Institute for Advanced Study and jointly a senior postdoc at Princeton University. I am generously supported by an NSF CI Fellowship.
Before moving to New Jersey, I completed my MS and PhD in computer science at MIT in 2009 and 2011 respectively. I was fortunate to have Tom Leighton as my advisor and be supported by a Hertz Fellowship throughout graduate school. I am interested in algorithms and learning and a major goal in my research is to give algorithms with provable guarantees for various problems in machine learning. Often, these problems are solved in practice through a variety of heuristics -- Can we give a theoretical explanation for why these algorithms are so successful? For more information, see my publications.