J. Lyle Kim

J. Lyle Kim

Ph.D. student in Computer Science

Rice University

Biography

My legal name is Junhyung Kim (김준형), but I usually go by Lyle. I am a third 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.

Interests

  • Optimization
  • Distributed optimization
  • Machine learning
  • Quantum computing

Education

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

    Rice University

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

    University of Chicago

[27 Oct 2021] I presented “Fast quantum state tomography via accelerated non-convex programming” at INFORMS 2021.

[20 Oct 2021] Our paper “Acceleration and Stability of the Stochastic Proximal Point Algorithm” has been accepted for a spotlight presentation at NeurIPS 2021 Workshop on Optimization for Machine Learning.

[24 Jul 2021] I am co-organizing a 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. This work was also featured in this article.

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