Pedro Savarese

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PhD Student,
Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC)
6045S, Kenwood Ave, Chicago, Illinois, 60637, USA
Email: savarese@ttic[DOT]edu,@uchicago[DOT]edu

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About me

I am a 2nd year PhD student at TTI-Chicago, a philanthropically endowed computer science research institute located in the University of Chicago campus. I am advised by Prof. Nathan Srebro, and also collaborate with Prof. Michael Maire. I received my Bachelor's from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, and my Master's from Columbia University.


I am mostly interested in optimization and deep learning, and would like to both design better optimization techniques for neural networks and to better understand the role of optimization in the empirical success of deep learning. I am particularly interested on how different architectures and optimization algorithms affect the implicit bias when training neural networks.



Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Statistical Machine Learning, TTIC, Fall 2018

Lecturer, Introduction to Machine Learning, TTI-Japan, Summer 2018

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Machine Learning Summer School, TTIC, Summer 2018

Teaching Assistant, Algorithmic Techniques for Massive Data, Columbia University, Fall 2015

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Computational Learning Theory, Columbia University, Fall 2015

Teaching Assistant, Algorithms for Data Science, Columbia University, Spring 2015


Thesis Advisor, Pedro Bandeira de Mello Martins, 2017 Application of Generative Adversarial Networks for Black and White Image Colorization

Thesis Co-advisor, Renan Araujo Lage, 2016 Sentiment Lexicon Generation with Continuous Polarities for Portuguese using Logistic Regressions and Semantic Modifiers