The Team

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Lorenzo Orecchia

University of Chicago

Assistant Professor

Artificial Intelligence, Numerical Analysis, Combinatorial Optimization

Graduate Students

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Antares Chen

University of Chicago

Graduate Student

Local graph partitioning algorithms, applications of low-rank SDP solvers, and Statistical Physics

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Erasmo Tani

University of Chicago

Graduate Student

Vertex separators, spectral graph theory, Applications of the Burer-Monteiro framework to solving semidefinite programs

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Konstantinos Ameranis

University of Chicago

Graduate Student

Algorithms, Graphs, Semidefinite Programming and optimization.

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Li(Alex) Wei

University of Chicago

Graduate Student

Convex Optimization

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Ruimin Zhang

University of Chicago

Graduate Student

Optimization, Learning Theory, Design and analysis of algorithms, Approximation algorithm, Online algorithms

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Ryan Allen Robinett

University of Chicago

Graduate Student

Riemannian Optimization, Manifold Learning

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Zixin Ding

University of Chicago

Graduate Student

First order optimization algorithms interpreted under calculus of variations., Using classical mathematical or physical theory to design scalable algorithms for a broad range of optimization problems.

Undergraduate / Masters Students

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Isabella Declue

University of Chicago

Undergraduate Student

Riemannian Optimization, Manifold Learning

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Xifan Yu

University of Chicago

Undergraduate Student

Theoretical Computer Science, Design of approximation algorithms, Interplay between combinatorics, graph theory, computational complexity, and classical mathematics

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Yueheng Zhang

University of Chicago

Undergraduate Student

Local graph algorithms, Diffusion processes on graphs, Fast approximation algorithms via convex optimization