Jeremy Kun

Personal

Name Jeremy Kun
Research summary I am a theoretical computer scientist with broad interests, including complexity theory, graph theory and network science, learning theory, combinatorics, and geometry. My research to date focuses on theoretical and applied graph theory. I currently work as a bitcoin engineer at 21 Inc.
Email jeremy /at/ 21.co
Webpage https://jeremykun.com

Education

2011 - 2016
Ph.D in Mathematics
University of Illinois at Chicago. Expected 2016.
2007 - 2011
B.S. in Mathematics, Minor in Computer Science
California Polytechnic State University. Magna Cum Laude.
2010
Budapest Semesters in Mathematics. Graduated with honors.

Publications

2016
Graphs, New Models, and Complexity. Jeremy Kun. The University of Illinois at Chicago.
2016
A Confidence-Based Approach for Balancing Fairness and Accuracy. Benjamin Fish, Jeremy Kun, Adam Lelkes. SIAM International Symposium on Data Mining.
2016
Interception in Distance-Vector Routing Networks. David Burstein, Franklin Kenter, Jeremy Kun, Feng Shi. Journal of Complex Networks.
2015
On the Computational Complexity of MapReduce. Benjamin Fish, Jeremy Kun, Adam Lelkes, Lev Reyzin, Gyorgy Turan. International Symposium on Distributed Computing.
2015
Network Installation Under Convex Costs. Alexander Gutfraind, Jeremy Kun, Adam Lelkes, Lev Reyzin. Journal of Complex Networks.
2015
Fair Boosting: a Case Study. Benjamin Fish, Jeremy Kun, Adam Lelkes. International Conference on Machine Learning Workshop on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency in Machine Learning.
2015
Open Problem: Learning Quantum Circuits with Queries. Jeremy Kun, Lev Reyzin. Conference on Learning Theory.
2014
A Boosting Approach to Learning Graph Representations. Rajmonda Caceres, Kevin Carter, Jeremy Kun. SIAM International Conference on Data Mining Workshop on Mining Networks and Graphs.
2014
On Coloring Resilient Graphs. Jeremy Kun, Lev Reyzin. Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science.
2013
Anti-Coordination Games and Stable Graph Colorings. Jeremy Kun, Brian Powers, Lev Reyzin. Syposium on Algorithmic Game Theory.

Preprints

Locally Boosted Graph Aggregation for Community Detection. Rajmonda Caceres, Kevin Carter, Jeremy Kun.

Awards

2014
Dean's Scholar Award.
To provide the most distinguished, advanced-level graduate students with a period of time dedicated solely to the completion of their programs. Granted by University of Illinois at Chicago.
Monetary value of $25,000.
2015
Best Student Poster Award.
For the poster 'Information Monitoring in Routing Networks'. Granted by SIAM Network Science 15.
Monetary value of $100.
2011
Charles J. Hanks Excellence in Mathematics Award.
Demonstrated excellence and outstanding ability. Granted by California Polytechnic State University.
2010
Robert P. Balles Mathematics Award.
Highest GPA in mathematics coursework after three years. Granted by California Polytechnic State University.
2007
Eagle Scout Award.
Troop 234 of Moraga, CA. Granted by Boy Scouts of America.

Service

2015
Reviewer, ALT 2015.
Algorithmic Learning Theory.
2014
Publicity Co-Chair, ISAIM 2014.
International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics.
2015
Organizer, Graduate Student Colloquium.
University of Illinois at Chicago.
2013 - Present
Organizer, Graduate Student Theoretical Computer Science Seminar.
University of Illinois at Chicago.
2013
Instructor, Website Workshop.
Association for Women in Mathematics, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Professional Programs

June 2014
Network Science Week. American Mathematical Society Mathematics Research Community.
Received mentoring, engaged in research to attack open problems, and developed new collaborations.
Summer 2013
Ph.D Student Intern. MIT Lincoln Labs.
Research on machine learning in large graphs.
Summer 2012
Ph.D Student Intern. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Data mining research in wind energy and plasma physics.
Summer 2009
Software Developer Intern. Amazon.com.
Worked on the message-passing framework in a million-line service-oriented C++ architecture which regulated inventory in all of Amazon's warehouses.

Talks

2015
Resilience and new approaches to approximate graph coloring
Theory Seminar, North Carolina State University. Research talk.
2015
Moraine Valley Community College STEM Talks. General audience talk.
2014
On Resiliently Colorable Graphs
Computer Science Seminar, University of Illinois at Chicago. Research talk.
2014
Resilient Coloring and Other Combinatorial Problems
Midwest Theory Day. Purdue University. Research talk.
2013
Anti-Coordination Games and Stable Graph Colorings
Computer Science Seminar, University of Illinois at Chicago. Research talk.
2015
A Gentle Introduction to Learning Theory
Graduate Student Colloquium, University of Illinois at Chicago. Graduate student talk.
2015
Information Monitoring in Routing Networks
Chicago Area SIAM Student Conference, Illinois Institute of Technology. Graduate student talk.
2014
How to Combine Graphs
Chicago Area SIAM Student Conference, Northwestern University. Graduate student talk.
2013
Stable Graph Colorings, and Why You Should Care about NP
Graduate Student Colloquium, University of Illinois at Chicago. Graduate student talk.
2013
A Brief Overview of Persistent Homology and its Applications
Chicago Area SIAM Student Conference, University of Illinois at Chicago. Graduate student talk.
2015
Eigenfaces: using linear algebra to recognize faces
Undergraduate Math Club, Wheaton College. Undergraduate student talk.
2015
How to Send Secret Messages (RSA)
'Math and Snacks,' University of Illinois at Chicago. Undergraduate student talk.
2014
Hybrid Images and Fourier Analysis
Undergraduate Math Club, University of Illinois at Chicago. Undergraduate student talk.
2014
Elliptic Curves, Projective Geometry, and Python
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies. High school talk.
2013
Classic Nintendo Games are NP-Hard
Undergraduate Math Club, University of Illinois at Chicago. Undergraduate student talk.
2012
PageRank and the Billion-Dollar Eigenvector
Undergraduate Math Club, University of Illinois at Chicago. Undergraduate student talk.
2011
Eigenfaces: Linear Algebra for Facial Recognition
Undergraduate Math Club, University of Illinois at Chicago. Undergraduate student talk.
2011 - Present
Guest lectures to high school students
Various locations. High school talk.

Posters

2015
Information Monitoring in Routing Networks
SIAM Workshop on Network Science

Teaching

Calculus 1
TA, University of Illinois at Chicago, Fall 2011, Fall 2013, Fall 2015.
Led a discussion session twice weekly.
Differential Equations
TA, University of Illinois at Chicago, Spring 2016.
Led a discussion session once weekly.
Introduction to Mathematical Computer Science
TA, University of Illinois at Chicago, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013.
Wrote a grading robot for all labs and projects.

Other

Blog
In-depth presentation of technical topics with full implementations in code. As of February 2017: 236 published posts, 2000 word average post length, over 3.5 million page views since June 2011.