News

This page contains the recent news of our group.

21.06.25. CJK-SIAM Mini Symposium

I will give a talk at the (Chinese-Japanese-Korean)-SIAM Mini Symposium: Emerging Mathematics in AI at the KSIAM Spring Conferrence.

21.05 Visiting student: Shuvomoy Das Gupta

Shuvomoy (Ph.D. student, MIT ORC) will join our research group for the summer (May–Aug) of 2021 as a full-time visiting student.

21.05 Book publication

The book Large-Scale Convex Optimization via Monotone Operators by myself and Wotao Yin will be published by the Cambridge University Press, which is considered to be one of the most prestigious academic publishers.

21.05 ICML papers

Our group has 2 papers accepted to ICML, one as a long talk:

ICML, together with NeurIPS, is considered the top machine learning conference.

21.04.08 SNU math colloquium

I gave a talk at the SNU math colloquium.

21.04.01 KAIST math colloquium speaker

I gave a talk at the KAIST math colloquium.

21.04 Samsung Science & Technology Foundation grant

The grant proposal entitled A Theory of the Many Accelerations in Optimization and Machine Learning (기계 학습과 최적화 알고리즘의 가속에 대한 통합 이론) was accepted for funding by the Samsung Science & Technology Foundation. The SSTF grant is considered to be the most prestigious research grant in Korea. I am honored and grateful for the awared and the support. 삼성미래기술육성재단 (No. SSTF-BA2101-02) (중앙일보 article)

21.03 Amazon Web Services AI Labs intern: TaeHo Yoon

TaeHo will intern at the AWS AI Labs for the summer of 2021 (and therefore will be temporarily away from our research group).

21.03 SRG paper accepted at Mathematical Programming

The Scaled relative graph paper by myself, Robert Hannah, and Wotao Yin has been accepted for publication at Mathematical Programming, which is considered the top journal in mathematical optimization.

21.03 Jooyoung Choi

Jooyoung has joined our research group as a Ph.D. student.

21.01 Gyumin Roh

Gyumin has joined our research group as an undergraduate intern.

20.12.(14,22) Bielefeld, Germany Lecture Series: Mathematics of Infinitely Wide Neural Networks

I gave a two-part lecture series on the Mathematics of Infinitely Wide Neural Networks for the Bielefeld-Seoul International Research Training Group 2235.

20.12.04 Workshop on Optimization, Probability, and Simulation

I gave a talk at WOPS20, hosted by the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. (Video)

20.11.25 Variational Analysis and Optimisation Webinar

I gave a talk at the Variational Analysis and Optimisation Webinar, organized by the Australian Mathematical Society. (Video)

20.11 Jaewook Suh

Jaewook has joined our research group as a Ph.D. student.

20.10.24 KMS Invited Speaker

I will be speaking at Korean Mathematical Society Annual Meting as an invited speaker. (대한수학회 가을 연구발표회 응용수학 상설분과 발표)

20.10 Jongmin Lee

Jongmin has joined our research group as a Ph.D. student.

20.10 Haneol Kijm

Haneol has joined our research group as a Ph.D. student.

20.08 Sehyun Kwon

Sehyun has joined our research group as a M.S. student.

20.06 Chanwoo Park

Chanwoo has joined our research group as an undergraduate intern.

20.06 TaeHo Yoon

TaeHo has joined our research group as a Ph.D. student.

20.06 Jisun Park

Jisun has joined our research group as a Ph.D. student.

20.05 National Research Foundation grant

The grant proposal entitled Utilizing Minimax Game Structures to Efficiently Train General Adversarial Networks (최소최대 게임 구조를 활용한 적대 신경망의 효율적 훈련) was accepted for funding by the National Research Foundation. I am grateful for the support. (기본연구 No. 2020R1F1A1A01072877)

20.03 Moved to SNU

I have joined the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Seoul National University as a tenure-track assistant professor.

19.12 Left UCLA

I am leaving the Department of Mathematics at UCLA to move to Seoul, Korea. I will dearly miss the collaboration with Wotao Yin.