2019-05-08: Won Elizabeth V. Stout Dissertation Award for my PhD thesis.
I have won the 2019 P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science Elizabeth V. Stout Dissertation Award for my PhD thesis "A Service System with On-Demand Agents, Stochastic Gradient Algorithms and the SARAH Algorithm".
Thank for my PhD advisors Katya Scheinberg and Martin Takáč, and my previous advisor Alexander Stolyar. Also, thank for the supports of Marten van Dijk, Luis Vicente, Frank E. Curtis, and George Wilson.
2019-01-20: New paper out!
- "Finite-Sum Smooth Optimization with SARAH" - joint work with Marten van Dijk (Uconn), Dzung T. Phan (IBM Research), Phuong Ha Nguyen (Uconn), Tsui-Wei (Lily) Weng (MIT), and Jayant R. Kalagnanam (IBM Research).