Email: mderezin at berkeley edu
I am a postdoc in the Department of Statistics at UC Berkeley, working with Michael Mahoney.
Previously, I was a research fellow at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing (Fall 2018, Foundations of Data Science program). I obtained my Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz, advised by professor Manfred Warmuth. My research is focused on developing scalable randomized algorithms with robust statistical guarantees for machine learning, data science and optimization. Prior to UCSC, I completed Master's degrees in mathematics and computer science at the University of Warsaw. I also interned at a variety of Silicon Valley research labs (e.g. Microsoft, Yahoo, eBay), working on projects ranging from online learning to large-scale distributed optimization.
Research interests: Machine learning theory and algorithms, high-dimensional statistics, continuous and combinatorial optimization, randomized linear algebra, determinantal point processes, random matrix theory
I'm currently on the job market, looking for faculty positions. Please contact me if you know of any positions in computer science and machine learning. Here is my CV.
Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2018.
Query Complexity of Least Absolute Deviation Regression
via Robust Uniform Convergence
Sparse sketches with small inversion bias
LocalNewton: Reducing Communication Bottleneck for Distributed Learning
Determinantal Point Processes
in Randomized Numerical Linear Algebra
Debiasing Distributed Second Order Optimization with Surrogate Sketching
and Scaled Regularization
Sampling from a k-DPP without looking at all items
Precise expressions for random projections: Low-rank approximation and
Improved guarantees and a multiple-descent curve for
Column Subset Selection and the Nyström method
Exact expressions for double descent and implicit regularization via surrogate random design
Isotropy and Log-Concave Polynomials: Accelerated Sampling and High-Precision Counting of Matroid Bases
Convergence Analysis of Block Coordinate Algorithms with Determinantal Sampling
Bayesian experimental design using regularized determinantal point processes
Unbiased estimators for random design regression
Exact sampling of determinantal point processes with sublinear time preprocessing
Distributed estimation of the inverse Hessian by determinantal averaging
Minimax experimental design: Bridging the gap between statistical and worst-case approaches to least squares regression
Fast determinantal point processes via distortion-free intermediate sampling
Correcting the bias in least squares regression with volume-rescaled sampling
Leveraged volume sampling for linear regression
Reverse iterative volume sampling for linear regression
Anticipating Concept Drift in Online Learning
Active Semi-Supervised Concept Hierarchy Refinement
Research Intern, Microsoft Research, Sunnyvale, CA
Intern Research Scientist, Yahoo Inc., Sunnyvale, CA
Intern Research Scientist, eBay Inc., San Jose, CA
Software engineer Intern, Nvidia, Santa Clara, CA.
Intern, Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, Warsaw, Poland.