Jelena Diakonikolas

Department of Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jelena Diakonikolas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She received her Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Columbia University in 2016. Her research interests include large-scale optimization algorithms, connections between optimization and dynamical systems, and applications in machine learning and networked systems. She is a recipient of a 2018 Microsoft Simons-Berkeley Research Fellowship, the 2017 Morton B. Friedman Prize for Excellence at Columbia Engineering, and a 2015 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship.