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, and Rice InterDisciplinary Excellence Award (IDEA).