Yotam Yaniv

I am a fourth year graduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles pursuing a PhD in applied mathematics. I am advised by Professor Deanna Needell and Professor Andrea Bertozzi. I advanced to candidacy in May 2022! I am interested in research projects at the intersection of mathematics and computer science. I work on stochastic iterative algorithms, numerical linear algebra, and machine learning problems. My goal is to apply mathematical techniques and develop algorithms that have a positive impact on the world. During the summer of 2022 I interned at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab with Pieter Ghysels and Xiaoye Sherry Li in the scalable solvers group. We recently submitted a manuscript on our work using randomization to speed up a hierarchically semi-separable matrix compression algorithm here. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland, College Park graduating with a dual degree in mathematics (with high honors) and computer science (with honors). My first and second scientific posters. My pronouns are he/him.

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Back in my prime studying 'Data Structures in Pascal' and reading a paper at the same time.
Last modified: February 6, 2023