Anastasios Kyrillidis

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Anastasios Kyrillidis is currently a Noah Harding Assistant Professor at the Computer Science department at Rice University. Prior to that, he was a Goldstine PostDoctoral Fellow at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center (NY), and a Simons Foundation PostDoc member at the University of Texas at Austin. He completed his PhD at the CS Department of EPFL (Switzerland).

Research Areas

Optimization for machine learning, Convex and non-convex algorithms and analysis. Large-scale optimization, Any problem that includes a math-driven criterion, and requires an efficient method for its solution.


PhD, School of Computer and Communication Sciences, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) (2014)

Master's Degree, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Technical University of Crete (2010)

Diploma, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Technical University of Crete (2008)

Teaching Areas

Optimization: Algorithms, complexity & approximations

Advanced topics in optimization: From simple to complex ML systems

Honors & Awards

Goldstine fellowship at IBM among more than 100 applicants.

Simons Foundation scholarship for PostDoc studies at UT Austin

Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation


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