Ernest K. Ryu


Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Seoul National University
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Research Interests

My research interests include numerical optimization and machine learning. Specifically, I analyze the computational complexity of large scale GPU-parallel algorithms and pursue a broad range of applications in engineering and industrial mathematics, including machine learning.

Education and Experience

University of California, Los Angeles

Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics
July 2016 - December 2019

Stanford University

Ph.D. in Computational and Mathematical Engineering
M.S. in Statistics
September 2010 - June 2016

California Institute of Technology

B.S. in Physics
B.S. in Electrical Engineering
September 2006 - June 2010


  • Gene Golub Best Thesis Award, 2016
  • Simons Math+X Graduate Fellowship, 2012
  • DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship (SCGF), 2010
  • NASA Tech Brief Award, 2011
  • Caltech Upper Class Merit Award, 2008



Ernest K. Ryu
27-205, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Seoul National University
Gwanak-ro 1, Gwanak-Gu, Seoul 08826, Korea