Nati Srebro

Associate Professor, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago

Nati (Nathan) Srebro is a professor at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, with cross-appointments at the University of Chicago's Department of Computer Science, and Committee on Computational and Applied Mathematics. He obtained his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004, and previously was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, a visiting scientist at IBM, and an associate professor at the Technion.

Srebro’s research encompasses methodological, statistical and computational aspects of machine learning, as well as related problems in optimization. Some of Srebro’s significant contributions include work on learning “wider” Markov networks, introducing the use of the nuclear norm for machine learning and matrix reconstruction, work on fast optimization techniques for machine learning, and on the relationship between learning and optimization. His current interests include understanding deep learning through a detailed understanding of optimization, distributed and federated learning, algorithmic fairness and practical adaptive data analysis.

Program Visits

Federated and Collaborative Learning, Spring 2026, Visiting Scientist and Program Organizer
Summer Cluster: Interpretable Machine Learning, Summer 2022, Visiting Scientist
Summer Cluster: Deep Learning Theory, Summer 2022, Visiting Scientist and Program Organizer
Foundations of Deep Learning, Summer 2019, Visiting Scientist
Summer Cluster: Fairness, Summer 2019, Visiting Scientist
Foundations of Machine Learning, Spring 2017, Visiting Scientist