Adam D. Lelkes

Education

Awards

  • Dean's Scholar Fellowship (2016)
  • "The Dean's Scholar Fellowship is a one-year, non-renewable award presented by the Dean of the Graduate College in recognition of a student's scholarly achievement. The award is intended to provide the most distinguished, advanced-level graduate students with a period of time dedicated solely to the completion of their programs."
  • Chicago Consular Corps Scholarship (2015)
  • "The Chicago Consular Corps Scholarship was created in 2007 as an annual scholarship by the Chicago Consular Corps, which is comprised of 79 international consular representative offices within Chicago. Nine scholarships are available for foreign students studying at UIC."
  • BUTE Faculty of Sciences, Scientific Student Conference, Discrete Mathematics Section, 1st Prize and Special Prize of the President (2011)
  • BUTE Mathematics Competition, 3rd Prize (2011)
  • International Hungarian Mathematics Competition, 3rd Prize (2009)

Work experience

  • Summer 2016: Software Engineering Intern, Google, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.
    Worked on shopping ads and recognizing products in images. Built a system that connects various computer vision tools and incorporates semantic data to map objects found in images to visually and semantically most similar product offers.
  • Summer 2015: Software Engineering Intern, Google, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.
    Worked on Google's click-through rate prediction system. Designed and implemented algorithms for searching for regions of the feature space where the click-through rate prediction models exhibit high bias.
  • Summer 2014: Research Scientist Intern, Amazon.com, Inc., Seattle, WA.
    Worked on data center capacity forecasting for Amazon Web Services. Created a new methodology that is based on machine learning and utilized for long-term capacity forecasting. Per backtesting evaluations, the new method significantly reduced error compared to the incumbent AWS forecasting process.

Publications

Research talks

  • The computational complexity of MapReduce. Google Research NYC, February 2017.
  • The computational complexity of MapReduce. NYU Tandon Theory Seminar, November 2016.
  • Interactive clustering. NYU Machine Learning Seminar, September 2016.
  • The computational complexity of MapReduce. Yahoo Research, August 2016.
  • Biclique coverings and rectifier networks. Graduate Theoretical Computer Science Seminar, UIC, October 2014
  • Improved algorithms for splitting full matrix algebras. Computer Science Seminar, UIC, September 2013
  • Improved algorithms for splitting full matrix algebras. Algebra Seminar, U of Iowa, November 2012
  • Small zero divisors in maximal orders of Mn(Q). Scientific Student Conference 2011, BUTE, November 2011

Patents

  • Control method for a cooling system with variable cooling power and cooling system. European Patent Office, EP17155305.0 (patent pending)
  • Control method for an electrically excited motor and inverter. United States Patent and Trademark Office, US 15/413,433 (patent pending)
  • Control method for a converter and converter. German Patent and Trademark Office, DE 10 2016 004 282.6 (patent pending)
  • Control method for a cooling system with variable cooling power and cooling system. German Patent and Trademark Office, DE 10 2016 001 824.0 (patent pending)
  • Control method for an electromagnetic motor and inverter. German Patent and Trademark Office, DE 10 2016 000 743.5 (patent pending)

Teaching experience

  • Fall 2015: Introduction to Data Structures lab, UIC, Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science
  • Fall 2014–Spring 2015: Precalculus discussion sections, UIC, Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science
  • Spring 2014: Introduction to Computer Science lab, UIC, Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science
  • Fall 2013: Calculus III lab, UIC, Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science
  • Spring 2012: Calculus for the Biological Sciences discussion section, U of Iowa, Department of Mathematics
  • Fall 2012: Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business discussion section for undergraduate business majors, U of Iowa, Department of Mathematics
  • Spring 2012: Mathematics EP2 (complex numbers, matrix algebra, ODEs, differential geometry of curves) for undergraduate students of architecture, BUTE, Department of Stochastics
  • Fall 2011: Mathematicsa EP1 (differentation and integration, systems of linear equations) discussion section for undergraduate students of architecture, BUTE, Department of Stochastics
  • Spring 2011: Mathematics A2a (linear algebra, function series, multivariable calculus) discussion section for undergraduate students of electrical engineering, BUTE, Department of Analysis

Professional activities

  • Program committee member for ICML 2017
  • Conference reviewer for NIPS 2016, IJCAI 2016, ALT 2015
  • Reviewer for Mathematical Reviews
  • Co-organizer of the Graduate Theoretical Computer Science Seminar at UIC
  • Student member of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Language skills

  • Hungarian: native
  • English: fluent
  • German: fluent