I am an Associate Professor (=Reader) of Optimization at the University of Edinburgh, currently on leave at KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology), where I hold an Associate Professor position in Computer Science. My research interests are in all areas of data science that intersect with optimization, including algorithms, machine learning, statistics, operations research, mathematics and high performance computing.

Current Appointments

Visiting Professor, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), 2017-
Associate Professor, Computer Science, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), 2017-
Turing Fellow, The Alan Turing Institute, London, 2016-
Associate Professor (=Reader), Mathematics, University of Edinburgh, 2016-

Education & Past Appointments

Visiting Assistant Professor, Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, UC Berkeley, 2013
Assistant Professor (=Lecturer), School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh, 2009-2016
Postdoctoral Fellow, CORE, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 2007–2009, host: Yurii Nesterov
PhD, Operations Research, Cornell University, 2002–2007, advisor: Mike Todd
MS, Operations Research, Cornell University, 2006
Mgr, Mathematics, Comenius University, Faculty of Math, Physics & Informatics, 2001 (rank 1)
Bc, Management, Comenius University, Faculty of Management, 2000 (rank 1)
Bc, Mathematics, Comenius University, Faculty of Math, Physics & Informatics, 2000 (rank 1)


Associate Editor, Optimization Methods and Software, 2018-
Associate Editor, Optimization (Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics), 2014-
Steering Committee, Center for Doctoral Training in Data Science, University of Edinburgh, 2014-2017
Member, EPSRC Peer Review College, 2013-
Steering Committee, Centre for Numerical Algorithms and Intelligent Software, 2012-2014
Faculty Advisor, SIAM Edinburgh Student Chapter, 2011-2016


List of Publications
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