"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)
Starting June 2017, I will be a Software Engineer at Google Research in New York City.
I received my Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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: 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.