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Fred (Farbod) Roosta
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Statistics
International Computer Science Institute (ICSI)
farbodstat.berkeley.edu

About me

I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Statistics at UC Berkeley, working with Prof. Michael Mahoney. I am also a member of the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) and AMPLab in the Department of Computer Science. I received my PhD in 2015 in the Computer Science Department at the University of British Columbia (UBC). I was a member of the Scientific Computing Lab and IAM (UBC Institute of Applied Mathematics) under the supervision of Prof. Uri Ascher.

My résumé can be found here. (updated: September, 2016) 

News: In summer of 2017, I will be joining the School of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Queensland as a faculty member.
If
(a) your research interests lie anywhere in the union of Numerical Optimization, Machine Learning, Randomized Algorithms, Scientific Computing, High Dimensional Statistics, or Numerical Linear Algebra,
&
(b)
you are looking to do a PhD in one of the world's leading and highly ranked research universities in beautiful Australia,
then feel free to drop me a line with your current CV and a few words regarding your research/background.

Research Interests

  • Big Data and Machine Learning
  • Randomized Algorithms
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Numerical Optimization
  • Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
  • Numerical Linear Algebra
  • Image Processing and Inverse Problems

Preprints and Publications

2016

2015

2014

 

Reseach Grant

 
  • Robust, Efficient, and Local Machine Learning Primitives
    Program: Data Driven Discovery of Models (D3M)
    Agency: DARPA
    Award Period: May 01, 2017 for 4 years
    Role: coPI

Talks

 

  • Computational and Methodological Statistics (CMStatistics)

    Seville, Spain, December, 2016

  • Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (SCAIM Seminar)

    Vancouver, British Columbia, September, 2016

  • Institute of Applied Mathematics (IAM)

     Vancouver, British Columbia, September, 2016

  • Virginia Tech Math Colloquium

     Blacksburg, Virginia, September, 2016

  • SAMSI Program on Optimization (Invited Plenary Talk)

     Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, August, 2016

  • Recent Advances in Randomized Numerical Linear Algebra

     National Institute of Informatics, Shonan Village Center, Japan, July, 2016

  • Workshop on Algorithms for Modern Massive Data Sets (MMDS)

     Berkeley, California, June, 2016

  • SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification

     EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, April, 2016

  • Matrix Computations and Scientific Computing Seminar

     Berkeley, California, March, 2016

  • AMPLab (All Hands Meeting)

     Berkeley, California, September, 2015

  • Sparse Representations, Numerical Linear Algebra, and Optimization

     BIRS, Alberta, October, 2014

  • SIAM Conference on Optimization

     San Diego, California, May, 2014

  • Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (SCAIM Seminar)

     Vancouver, British Columbia, November, 2013