Ahmet Alacaoglu (alacaoglu@wisc.edu) joined UW–Madison in September 2021. He is doing a postdoc with Stephen J. Wright, partly supported by IFDS. He completed his PhD at EPFL, Switzerland in Computer and Communication Sciences in 2021. For his thesis, he developed and analyzed randomized first-order primal-dual algorithms for convex minimization and min-max optimization. During his postdoc, he is working on nonconvex stochastic optimization and investigating the connections between optimization theory and reinforcement learning.

Ahmet is on the academic job market (2022-2023)!