blake (at) ttic (dot) edu
I am a fourth-year PhD student in computer science at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC) advised by Nati Srebro. My research is in machine learning and optimization, and I am interested in both the theoretical analysis of learning and optimization algorithms as well as practically efficient methods for learning from data.
Before coming to TTIC I studied at Yale University where I received a B.S. in computer science, advised by Dan Spielman. At Yale, my coursework was spread evenly across the computer science, mathematics, and statistics departments; I was also a peer tutor for several programming-intensive computer science courses.
From September 2017-July 2019 I was supported by a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. From July 2019, I am supported by a Google PhD Fellowship in machine learning.
My CV can be found here. My Google Scholar page.
Last Updated: June 12, 2018