Dylan Foster

Research Scientist, Microsoft Research

Dylan Foster is a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research, New England. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow 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.

Program Visits

Learning and Games, Spring 2022, Visiting Scientist and Program Organizer
Theory of Reinforcement Learning, Fall 2020, Visiting Graduate Student
Foundations of Deep Learning, Summer 2019, Visiting Scientist
Foundations of Machine Learning, Spring 2017, Visiting Graduate Student