Adam D. Lelkes

"And so it was that even at that time, when Ulrich became a mathematician, there were people who were prophesying the collapse of European civilisation on the grounds that there was no longer any faith, any love, any simplicity or any goodness left in mankind; and it is significant that these people were all bad at mathematics at school."

(Robert Musil: The Man Without Qualities)

I am Software Engineer at the Structured Data Group of Google Research in New York City, currently working on computational journalism.
I received my Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Chicago in Spring 2017.
I was fortunate to have Lev Reyzin and György Turán as my advisors.
My area of research is theoretical computer science. I have been working on problems in computational complexity theory, combinatorial optimization, and machine learning. You can read more about my research here.
E-mail address: my last name at my employer dot com for professional inquiries; my last name followed by my first initial at gmail dot com otherwise.

I defended my dissertation, Algorithms and Complexity Results for Learning and Big Data, on February 17th, 2017.

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Last updated: 8/9/2018