"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 a mathematics Ph.D. candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
I am 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.
My Erdős number is 3: A. D. Lelkes → L. Rónyai → L. Babai → P. Erdős.
E-mail address: alelkes [a t] math [d o t] uic [d o t] edu
I defended my dissertation, Algorithms and Complexity Results for Learning and Big Data,
on February 17th, 2017. My Ph.D. degree is expected to be conferred on May 7th, 2017.