Electrical and Computer Engineering
Wireless Networking and Communications Group
University of Texas, Austin
lastname “at” mail “dot” utexas “dot” edu
Optimization and numerical linear algebra
Two group alumni to join faculty positions this year. Former student Siddhartha Banerjee will join as Assistant Professor in Cornell OR. Postdoc Joe Neeman will join Math at UT Austin as an Assistant Professor in 2016. Congrats to both !
03/2015 New paper on sampling arbitrary tensors for low-complexity spectral approximation and completion: A New Sampling Technique for Tensors
12/2014 Anastasios Kyrillidis joins our group as a postdoc. Welcome Tasos !
12/2014 New papers on provable non-convex methods for matrix factorization and recovery:
—- Non-convex Robust PCA in NIPS 2014
—- Tighter Low-rank Approximation via Sampling the Leveraged Element in SODA 2015
—- Completing Any Low-rank Matrix, Provably to appear in JMLR
11/2014 My former student, Siddhartha Banerjee, now a postdoc at Stanford, is on the job market.
08/2014 My third PhD student, Praneeth Netrapalli defends his thesis; joins as a postdoc at Microsoft Research New England.
09/2013 New preprint: Alternating Minimization for Mixed Linear Regression
08/2013 Phase Retrieval using Alternating Minimization accepted to NIPS 2013.
06/2013 My second PhD student, Siddhartha Banerjee successfully defends his thesis, and lands a postdoc in Stanford; congrats Sid !
06/2013 New preprints: Phase Retrieval using Alternating Minimization, and Coherent Matrix Completion.
02/2013 New paper: Low-rank Matrix Completion using Alternating Minimization, accepted to Symposium on Theory of Computing, 2013.
02/2013 New paper: Online Load Balancing Under Graph Constraints, accepted to Sigmetrics 2013.
01/2013 Announcing: Simons postdoctoral fellowships at UT Austin. A new multi-year program for postdocs doing research in the mathematics of information (broadly defined). Do apply !
10/2012 NIPS 2012 paper: Clustering sparse graphs
09/2012 Allerton 2012 papers:
Online load balancing and correlated randomness
Greedy learning of graphical models with small girth
05/2012 First PhD student Ali Jalali graduates. Congrats Ali !
05/2012 Co-teaching, with Constantine Caramanis, a new two-class sequence on Large-scale Optimization and Learning in Fall 2012, Spring 2013.
04/2012 New paper: Learning Markov Graphs unto Edit Distance to appear in ISIT 2012.
04/2012 New paper: Learning the Dependence Graph of Time Series with Latent Factors to appear in ICML 2012.
04/2012 New paper: Learning the Graph of Epidemic Cascades to appear in SIGMETRICS 2012.
01/2012 New paper: On the Effect of Channel
Fading on Greedy Scheduling to appear in INFOCOM 2012.