Dylan Foster

Cornell University
Visiting Scientist
Dates of Visit: May 23Aug. 9, 2019

Dylan Foster is a postdoctoral researcher at the MIT Institute for Foundations of Data Science. In 2018 he received his PhD in computer science at Cornell University, advised by Karthik Sridharan. His research focuses on theory for machine learning in real-world settings. He is particularly interested in all aspects of generalization theory and related algorithmic questions, particularly as it applies to interactive learning, deep learning, and non-convex optimization. Dylan previously received his BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from USC in 2014. He has received awards including the NDSEG PhD fellowship, Facebook PhD fellowship, and best student paper award at COLT 2018.

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