School of Mathematics

Peter Richtarik

The University of Edinburgh The School of Mathematics Room: 6317 James Clerk Maxwell Building, The King's Buildings, Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD Scotland
Tel: Work 0131 650 5049


Research Interests

My research involves designing, analyzing and implementing algorithms for large scale optimization problems. I am particularly interested in modern gradient methods.

Research Groups

Current and Recent PhD Students


2015-2016, Robert Mansel Gower

2015-present, Nicolas Loizou

2015-present, Theo Pavlakou (2nd supervisor)

2014-present, Dominik Csiba

2013-present, Jakub Konečný

2010-2014, Martin Takáč

Education Background

2007, PhD in Operations Research, Cornell University (advisor: Mike Todd)

Previous Employment

2016- , Reader, School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh 2009-2016, Lecturer, School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh 2007-2009, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics, Louvain-la-Neuve (host: Yu. Nesterov)