I study the automation of the learning mechanism and its efficient algorithmic implementation. This study centers in the field of machine learning and touches upon mathematical optimization, game theory, statistics and computational complexity.
For more details see my bio.

Office hours: Tuesdays, 15:30-16:30 CS 407

Tutorial given at the Simons Institute, Berkeley: 

Check out new grad-course book draft.

Simulated annealing is equivalent to interior point methods (with entropic barrier)!
for a more precise statement click the picture...

Is optimization computationally equivalent to online learning?
SPOILER ALERT: this may be a decent answer :-)