My name is Anastasios Kyrillidis (Αναστάσιος Κυριλλίδης), but most people call me by the nickname ‘Tasos’ (‘Τάσος’). Currently, I’m a Noah Harding Assistant Professor at the Computer Science department at Rice University.
Prior to that, I was a Goldstine PostDoctoral Fellow at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center (NY), and a Simons Foundation PostDoc member at the University of Texas at Austin. I finished my PhD at the CS Department of EPFL (Switzerland).
My research interests include (but not limited to):
- Optimization for machine learning
- Convex and non-convex algorithms and analysis
- Large-scale optimization
- Any problem that includes a math-driven criterion, and requires an efficient method for its solution.
- COMP 545 - Advanced topics in optimization: From simple to complex ML systems (Spring ‘19, Spring ‘20)
- COMP 414/514 - Optimization: Algorithms, Complexity & Approximations (Fall ‘19, Fall ‘20, Fall ‘21)
My research is supported by NSF FET:Small no. 1907936, NSF MLWiNS CNS no. 2003137 (in collaboration with Intel), NSF CMMI no. 2037545, NSF CAREER award no. 2145629, Welch Foundation Research Grant no. 964181, and Rice InterDisciplinary Excellence Award (IDEA).