I will be starting as an assistant professor of CS at Rice University in Fall 2018.

For the academic year 2017-2018, I will join IBM T. Watson Research Center as a Goldstine Fellow.

Our paper in AISTATS 2017
Non-convex workshop at ICML 2016 - Part I
Sep 2016 With this blog post, I want to summarize the key points presented at the ICML 2016 workshop Advances in non-convex analysis and optimization, hosted by Animashree Anandkumar, Sivaraman Balakrishnan, Srinadh Bhojanapalli, Kamalika Chaudhuri, Yudong Chen, Percy Liang, Praneeth Netrapalli, Sewoong Oh, Zhaoran Wang, and me.
Papers in ICML 2016 & COLT 2016
Workshop on non-convex methods at ICML 2016!
Simons Seminar at UT
Mar 2016 This semester I’m co-organizing the Simons seminar at UT Austin.
Telling a story about IHT using Python (Chapter II)
Jan 2016 In this notebook, $(i)$ we will further dive in the original IHT scheme and note some of its pros/cons in solving the CS problem, and $(ii)$ we will provide an overview of more recent developments on constant step size selection for IHT.
Three papers accepted to AISTATS 2016
Telling a story about IHT using Python (Chapter I)
Dec 2015 The purpose of this notebook is 2-fold: $(i)$ Since this is the first attempt to “migrate” from Matlab-type-of-mathematical-programming language to Python language, this very first notebook serves as a guide for future posts. $(ii)$ This is a loooong post that presents Iterative Hard Thresholding (IHT) algorithm and its variants, a method that solves Compressive Sensing problems in the non-convex setting.
Seminars at UT
Nov 2015 This semester I’m co-organizing two seminars at UT Austin.
New webpage (under construction)
Aug 2015 Hello everyone! I’m currently editing my new webpage. The aim is to include blog posts, most of the projects I have worked on (with codes included), updates on my publications and other.