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Optimization Workshop 

July 2017

 


I am attending Workshop on Modern Convex Optimization and Applications: AN70 hosted by Fields institute (Toronto), celebrating 70th anniversary of Arkadi Nemirovski. I am presenting a poster on my recent work on Randomized Methods for Minimizing Relatively Smooth Functions.

Paper out

June 2017

 


Privacy Preserving Randomized Gossip Algorithms  coautored with Jakub Konečný, Nicolas Loizou, Peter Richtárik and Dmitry Grishchenko.

Google Machine Learning Summit

June 2017

 


I have attended Machine Learning Summit organized by Google in Zurich. I have presented my poster on my recent work on Randomized Methods for Minimizing Relatively Smooth Functions.

MSc by Research

May 2017

 


I switched my PhD into MSc by Research, as I will be moving to KAUST in August and starting a new PhD there. This is just a formal change – I am and will be working with Peter Richtárik on the same topic as until now. I have already submitted my MSc by Research thesis.

SIAM Conference on Optimization

May 2017

 


I have attended SIAM OP17 conference in Vancouver. I gave a talk on my work “Randomized Methods for Minimizing Relatively Smooth Functions”, which will be out soon.

KAUST  VCC conference

April 2017

 


I have attended Visual Computing – Modeling and Reconstruction conference in KAUST. I have presented poster on Randomized Relative Smooth Optimization – paper we are preparing.

KAUST visit   

April-May 2017

 


I am visiting KAUST for more than a month now.

Challenges in optimization for machine learning   

March 2017

 


I have visited Alan Turing Institute for a meeting focused on solving current challenges in Optimization.

All hands meetings talk   

March 2017

 


I have gave a seminar talk on the following paper: Finding Approximate Local Minima for Nonconvex Optimization in Linear Time

All hands meetings talk   

January 2017

 


I have gave a seminar talk on the following paper: Relatively smooth convex optimization by first-order methods, and applications

Tutoring started  

January 2017

 


This semester (Spring), I am tutoring two courses: Engineering Mathematics and Modern Optimization Methods for Big Data Problems.

NIPS   

December 2016

 


 I attended the NIPS conference I Barcelona, currently the biggest Machine Learning conference. I have obtained PMPML travel award (600 £).

KAUST visit 

November 2016

 


 I had a chance to visit King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. I stayed there for almost a week.

All hands meetings talk   

November 2016

 


I have gave a seminar talk on the following paper: Variance reduction for faster non-convex optimization

Autumn School Algorithmic Optimization 

September 2016

 


 I have attended the Autumn school held in Trier, Germany organized by ALOP group

IMA Conference 

September 2016

 


 I attended 5th IMA conference of Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization, in Birmingham.

PhD starting 

September 2016

  


I started my PhD studies of Optimization and Operational research at the University of Edinburgh under the supervision of Peter Richtárik (2nd supervisor is Lukasz Szpruch).

Bc. graduating

June 2016

  


I received Bc. degree in Economic and Financial Mathematics from Comenius University, Bratislava. The program provides broad knowledge in several mathematical disciplines, education in economics disciplines and skills in programming.