I am an ARC-TRIAD postdoc in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech working with Shabbir Ahmed. I was previously in the optimization group at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery @ UW-Madison working with Jeffrey Linderoth, James Luedtke, and Stephen Wright. I obtained my PhD in Computer Sciences at UW-Madison, and before that my BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science at University of Chicago.
My research focuses on algorithms for machine learning and operations research. This includes developing methods for regression problems, large-scale stochastic programming, routing problems, and problems involving permutations.
I did two summer internships during my PhD – working on DNA storage at Technicolor Research Bay Area in 2015 and ML pipelines at Facebook in 2012.
A good chunk of my free time geeking out over films. In Chicago, check out Doc Films, Facets Cinematheque, Gene Siskel Film Center, and Music Box Theatre. In Madison, the UW Cinematheque has impeccable programming. Madison is also home to film theorists David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson, who have one of my favorite film blogs. If you want a streaming site that offers something a little different, try Mubi.