Samet Oymak


Samet Oymak

Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Cooperating Faculty with Computer Science

University of California, Riverside

Office: Winston Chung Hall 322
900 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92521

Email: lastname (at) ece (dot) ucr (dot) edu

I am an Assistant Professor of ECE at UC Riverside. I received my PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Caltech.

Research: My research lies at the confluence of machine learning, optimization, and statistics. I am broadly interested in finding principled solutions to contemporary machine learning and data science problems by using tools from mathematical optimization and statistics. I also explore the fundamental algorithmic tradeoffs between speed, accuracy, scalability, and the data-efficiency.
Active research topics: (non)convex optimization, reinforcement learning, deep networks, and high-dimensional problems.

I am actively looking for prospective students who are interested in machine learning and data science.
A good background in applied math and statistics is a huge plus. Please reach out with a CV and transcript!