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This semester I will be teaching 18:409: Algorithmic Aspects of Machine Learning. See the course webpage here!

Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Principal Investigator, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Research

I am a theoretical computer scientist, and a major goal in my work is to give algorithms with provable guarantees for various problems in machine learning. See my publications and talks for more information.

Monograph

If you are interested in recent developments in algorithms for machine learning, check out these lecture notes!

Seminars

I co-organize the Theory of Computing Colloquium and the MSR/MIT Reading Group.

Workshops

I co-taught Learning at Scale, a summer school at MADALGO in 2014.
I co-organized Overcoming Intractability in Unsupervised Learning at STOC 2014.
I co-organized Topic Models: Computation, Application, and Evaluation at NIPS 2013.
I co-taught a Spectral Methods Minicourse at Princeton University.

Service

I served on the Program Committee for SODA 2015, FOCS 2014, ICML 2013 and APPROX 2013.

Grants

My research is supported in part by a Google Research Award, a grant from the MIT NEC Corporation and an NSF CAREER Award.

Contact

Email: "lastname" at mit dot edu
Offices: E17-328 (default) and 32-G594