Prior to joining the University of Oxford, I was a Lecturer in the Computer Science department at Yale University and a Postdoctoral Associate at the Yale Institute for Network Science, hosted by Sekhar Tatikonda.
I have a Ph.D. in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Princeton University, where I worked in Applied Probability under the supervision of Ramon van Handel.

Here is my Curriculum Vitae.

My research interests lie at the intersection of **Applied Probability**, **Statistics**, and **Computer Science**.

I am interested in the investigation of fundamental principles to perform scalable inference, learning, and optimization in high-dimensional models, and in the design and analysis of algorithms in decentralized learning, including message passing and Monte Carlo methods for graphical models.

I am a fellow at the Alan Turing Institute London. On June 11th 2018 I co-organized the workshop The Interplay between Statistics and Optimization in Learning.

I am an alumnus of the Yale Institute for Network Science, and an alumnus of the Princeton Statistical Laboratory.

**Decentralized cooperative stochastic multi-armed bandits**(with D. Martínez-Rubio and V. Kanade). [arXiv]**Graph-dependent implicit regularisation for distributed stochastic subgradient descent**(with D. Richards). [arXiv]**A new approach to Laplacian solvers and flow problems**(with S. Tatikonda). [arXiv]**Locality in network optimization**(with S. Tatikonda), to appear in*IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems*. [pdf] [arXiv]**Accelerated Consensus via Min-Sum Splitting**(with S. Tatikonda), NIPS (2017). [proceedings] [arXiv] [poster]**Decay of correlation in network flow problems**(with S. Tatikonda), 50th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS) (2016). [proceedings] [pdf]**Fast mixing for discrete point processes**(with A. Karbasi), 28th Annual Conference on Learning Theory (COLT) (2015). [proceedings] [arXiv] [poster]**Can local particle filters beat the curse of dimensionality?**(with R. van Handel),*Ann. Appl. Probab.***25**, No. 5, 2809–2866 (2015). [journal] [arXiv]**Phase transitions in nonlinear filtering**(with R. van Handel),*Electron. J. Probab.***20**, No. 7, 1-46 (2015). [journal] [arXiv]**Comparison theorems for Gibbs measures**(with R. van Handel),*J. Stat. Phys.***157**, 234-281 (2014). [journal] [arXiv]**Nonlinear filtering in high dimension**, Ph.D. thesis, Princeton University (2014). [pdf]

**Multi-Agent Learning: Implicit Regularization and Order-Optimal Gossip**, Theory and Algorithms in Data Science, The Alan Turing Institute, August 2018. Invited talk.**Multi-Agent Learning: Implicit Regularization and Order-Optimal Gossip**, Statistical Scalability Programme, Isaac Newton Institute, June 2018. Invited talk.**Multi-Agent Learning: Implicit Regularization and Order-Optimal Gossip**, Statistics Seminar Series, Department of Decision Sciences, Bocconi University, May 2018. Invited talk.**Distributed and Decentralised Learning: Generalisation and Order-Optimal Gossip**, Amazon Berlin, April 2018.**Locality and Message Passing in Network Optimization**, Workshop on Optimization vs Sampling, The Alan Turing Institute, February 2018. Invited talk.**Accelerated Consensus via Min-Sum Splitting**, Statistics Seminar, University of Cambridge, November 2017. Invited talk.**Accelerating message-passing using global information**, OxWaSP Workshop, University of Warwick, October 2017.**Accelerating message-passing using global information**, StatMathAppli 2017, Statistics Mathematics and Applications, Fréjus, September 2017.**Accelerated Min-Sum for consensus**, Large-Scale and Distributed Optimization, LCCC Workshop, Lund University, June 2017. Invited talk.**Message-passing in convex optimization**, WINRS conference, Brown University, March 2017. Invited talk.**Min-Sum and network flows**, Workshop on Optimization and Inference for Physical Flows on Networks, Banff International Research Station, March 2017. Invited talk.**Locality and message-passing in network optimization**, DISMA, Politecnico di Torino, January 2017. Invited talk.**Locality and message-passing in network optimization**, LIDS Seminar Series, MIT, November 2016. Invited talk.**Locality and message-passing in network optimization**, Probability Seminar, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University. November 2016. Invited talk.**Message-passing in network optimization**, YINS Seminar Series, Yale University, November 2016.**Tractable Bayesian computation in high-dimensional graphical models**, Mathematical Sciences Department, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, June 2016. Invited talk.**From sampling to learning submodular functions**, 2016 New England Statistics Symposium (NESS), Yale University, April 2016. Invited talk.**Scale-free sequential Monte Carlo**, Seminar on particle methods in Statistics, Statistics Department, Harvard University, April 2016. Invited talk.**Decay of correlation in network flow problems**, 50th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS 2016), Princeton University, March 2016.**Locality in network optimization**, INFORMS, Philadelphia, November 2015.**Local algorithms in high-dimensional models**, Statistics Department, University of Oxford, September 2015. Invited talk.**Killed random walks and graph Laplacians: local sensitivity in network flow problems**, Yale Probabilistic Networks Group seminar, Statistics Department, Yale University, September 2015.**Decay of correlation in graphical models; algorithmic perspectives**, School of Computer and Communication Sciences, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, August 2015.**Fast mixing for discrete point processes**, 28th Annual Conference on Learning Theory (COLT 2015), Université Pierre et Marie Curie, July 2015. [poster] [video]**Filtering compressed signal dynamics in high dimension**, 45th Annual John H. Barrett Memorial Lectures, University of Tennessee, May 2015. Invited talk.**On the role of the Hessian of submodular functions**, Yale Probabilistic Networks Group seminar, Statistics Department, Yale University, April 2015.**Submodular functions, from optimization to probability**, Probability Theory and Combinatorial Optimization, The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, March 2015.**Estimating conditional distributions in high dimension**, Applied Mathematics seminar, Yale University, October 2014.**Nonlinear filtering in high dimension**, Yale Probabilistic Networks Group seminar, Statistics Department, Yale University, September 2014.**Particle filters and curse of dimensionality**, Monte Carlo Inference for Complex Statistical Models workshop, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, April 2014. Invited talk. [slides] [video]**Particle filters and curse of dimensionality**, Cambridge Machine Learning Group, University of Cambridge, February 2014.**New phenomena in nonlinear filtering**, Yale Probabilistic Networks Group seminar, Statistics Department, Yale University, February 2014.**Filtering in high dimension**, Cornell Probability Summer School, Cornell University, July 2013.

In Fall 2018 I am teaching Algorithmic Foundations of Learning.

In Spring 2018 I taught Advanced Simulation Methods.

During the 2017/2018 academic year I organized a reading group on optimization for Machine Learning. Notes can be found here.

While at Yale, in Fall 2016 I served as the Head Instructor for CS50 — Introduction to Computing and Programming — taught jointly with Harvard University. This was a coverage on the Yale Daily News. Here is the intro class in Machine Learning and Python, or its VR version.

From 2015 to 2017 I supervised a group of senior students on research projects in Machine Learning, investigating the development of algorithms for natural language processing, sparse regression, and distributed optimization.

I was a member of the Yale Postdoctoral Association, with the goal to facilitate and promote teaching experiences for postdocs in the sciences. For three years in a row, from 2015 to 2017, I organized the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival at Yale, a celebration of ideas and problems in mathematics that enable junior high and high school students to explore fun math in a non-competitive setting.

In 2013 I received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Princeton Engineering Council while serving as head teaching assistant for ORF 309 (Probability and Stochastic Systems) at Princeton University.

I was also a fellow of the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning at Princeton University.