I study the automation of the learning mechanism and its efficient algorithmic implementation.

Research areas: Machine learning, mathematical optimization, game theory, statistics, computational complexity.

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

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 :-)

Just finished chairing the program for COLT 2015.