J. Lyle Kim

J. Lyle Kim

Ph.D. student in Computer Science

Rice University


My legal name is Junhyung Kim (김준형), but I usually go by Lyle. I am a second year Ph.D. student in Computer Science at Rice University, advised by Prof. Anastasios Kyrillidis.

Before joining Rice, I was a research professional at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business supervised by Prof. Panos Toulis and Prof. Sanjog Misra.

I received bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Chicago in 2017. During my senior year at the college, I also worked with Prof. Mikael Kuusela under the supervision of Prof. Michael L. Stein.

Here is my CV.


  • Optimization
  • Statistical machine learning
  • Quantum computing


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2019 - present

    Rice University

  • B.A. in Mathematics; B.A. in Statistics, 2017

    University of Chicago

[24 Jul 2021] I am co-organizing the workshop “Beyond first-order methods in ML systems” in ICML 2021. (Co-organizers: Albert S. Berahas, Raghu Bollapragada, Rixon Crane, Amir Gholami, Anastasios Kyrillidis, Michael Mahoney, Fred Roosta, and Rachael Tappenden).

[15 Apr 2021] I passed my qualification exam (research project defense). Committee: Profs. Anastasios Kyrillidis (chair), Santiago Segarra, and Richard Baraniuk.

[14 Apr 2021] Our paper “Fast quantum state tomography via accelerated non-convex programming” is on arXiv. A relevant blog post can be found here.

[01 Dec 2019] I officially joined OptimaLab led by Prof. Anastasios Kyrillidis.

[25 Aug 2019] I started my Ph.D. studies in Computer Science at Rice University.