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KAUST


Research Scientists

Postdocs

PhD Students

MS Students

Research Interns

  • Hoang H. Nguyen (Minerva Schools at KGI), 10/2019-present
  • Ahmed Khaled (Cairo University), 6/2019-9/2019
  • Sélim Chraibi (Grenoble, Rhône-Alpes), 4/2019-9/2019
  • Ľudovít Horváth (Comenius University), 2/2019-3/2019
  • Igor Sokolov (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology), 1/2019-2/2019
  • Eduard Gorbunov (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology), 1/2019-2/2019
  • Vladislav Elsukov (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology), 1/2019-2/2019
  • Egor Shulgin (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology), 1/2019-2/2019
  • Sarah Sachs (Technical University Munich), 3/2018-8/2018
  • Dmitry Kovalev (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology), 1/2018-2/2018
  • Elnur Gasanov (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology), 1/2018-2/2018
  • Eduard Gorbunov (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology), 1/2018-2/2018
  • Slavomír Hanzely (Comenius University), 1/2018-2/2018
  • Aashutosh Tiwari (IIT Kanpur), 5/2017-7/2017
  • Atal Sahu (IIT Kanpur), 5/2017-7/2017, now: PhD student @ KAUST

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EDINBURGH


Postdocs

  • Robert Mansel Gower (3/2016–6/2016)
  • current position: Assistant Professor, Télécom ParisTech, Paris, France
  • Ademir Ribeiro (10/20143/2015)
  • current position: Associate Professor, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
  • Zheng Qu (1/20148/2015)
  • current position: Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Olivier Fercoq (10/20127/2014)
  • current position: Assistant Professor, Télécom ParisTech, Paris, France
  • Rachael Tappenden (2/20127/2014)
  • current position: Assistant Professor, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Jakub Mareček (1/20126/2012)
  • current position: Researcher Staff Member, IBM Research, Ireland

PhD Students

  • Filip Hanzely (9/20167/2017)
  • current position: PhD student @ KAUST
  • Nicolas Loizou (10/20156/2019)
  • thesis: Randomized iterative methods for linear systems: momentum, inexactness and gossip
  • next position: postdoc at MILA, Montréal
  • Robert Mansel Gower (3/20153/2016)
  • thesis: Sketch and project: randomized iterative methods for solving linear systems and inverting matrices
  • current position: Assistant Professor, Télécom ParisTech, Paris, France
  • Dominik Csiba (9/2014–present)
  • thesis: Data sampling strategies in stochastic algorithms for empirical risk minimization
  • current position: Team Leader for Algorithms, Innovatrics, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Jakub Konečný (8/2013–6/2017)
  • thesis: Stochastic, distributed and federated optimization for machine learning
  • current position: Research Scientist, Google, Beijing, China
  • Martin Takáč (9/2010–3/2014)
  • thesis: Randomized coordinate descent methods for big data optimization 
  • current position: Assistant Professor, Lehigh University, USA

Visiting PhD Students

  • Luca Bravi (3/20156/2015)
  • visiting PhD student from University of Florence, Italy
  • Minnan Luo (9/20122/2013)
  • visiting PhD student from Tsinghua University, China 
  • current position: Associate Professor, Xi'an Jiaotong University

Master Students

Undergraduate Research Interns and Students

  • Miro Psota (2016-2017, Comenius University)
  • Sean Ryan (2015-2016, Edinburgh Mathematics) - Stochastic methods for solving large linear systems
  • Mojmír Mutný (2015, Edinburgh Physics), now: PhD student @ ETH Zurich 
  • Debadri Mukherjee (2014, Edinburgh Informatics), now: analyst & JP Morgan Chase & Co
  • Mojmír Mutný (2014, Edinburgh Physics) [code]
  • Iliana Peneva (2012, Edinburgh Mathematics), now: Oxford
  • Bartosz Filipecki (2011, Edinburgh Mathematics), now: postdoc @ Chemnitz
  • Edward Cumberlege (2011, Edinburgh Mathematics), now: Director @ Sagamore Investments
  • Bartosz Filipecki (2010, Edinburgh Mathematics)

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