Faculty Member, Vector Institute; Assistant Professor, Depts. of Computer Science and Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto
Machine learning, optimization, statistics, data analysis
Developed novel optimization algorithms for machine learning (Newton-Stein Method, Scaled Least Squares) which are computationally more efficient than existing methods (NIPS Spotlight presentation 2015)
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