Zelda Mariet

About me

I am a third year PhD student at MIT, working jointly with Suvrit Sra and Leslie Pack Kaelbling. My research focuses on mathematical analysis of machine learning techniques and non-convex optimization. My interests also include CS theory, topology, physical cosmology and linguistics.

I'm currently working on robust optimization for neural networks.

Recent News

  • [Fall 2016] I'm TAing for MIT's graduate machine-learning class (6.867)!

  • [Dec. 2016] I'll be presenting my recent work on Kronecker DPPs at NIPS and at the Women in Machine Learning workshop.

  • [Oct. 2016] I'll be attending the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

  • [Summer 2016] Interning at Google for the summer!

  • [Feb. 2016] Obtained my Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT!


  • Kronecker Determinantal Point Processes, Zelda Mariet, Suvrit Sra
    Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2016) [arXiv]
  • Diversity Networks, Zelda Mariet, Suvrit Sra
    International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR 2016) [arXiv] [Bibtex]
  • Outlier Detection in Heterogeneous Datasets using Automatic Tuple Expansion, C. Pit--Claudel, Z. Mariet, R. Harding, S. Madden
    Technical Report [PDF] [Bibtex]
  • Fixed-point algorithms for learning determinantal point processes, Zelda Mariet, Suvrit Sra
    International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2015) [PDF] [arXiv] [Bibtex]