Ahmed El Alaoui


Ph.D. student, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley.

Co-advised by Michael Jordan and Benjamin Recht.

University of California, Berkeley
465 Soda Hall (AMPlab)
Berkeley, CA 94720-1720
Email me at elalaoui at eecs dot berkeley dot edu

Research interests

My research interests lie somewhere between mathematical statistics and optimization. I am generally interested in the design and analysis of algorithms that attempt to extract information from limited and corrupted data, and studying the various tradeoffs that may appear in the analysis of such algorithmic procedures, e.g. statistical accuracy vs. computational budget.

My work

While advised by Alex Bayen (2013-2014):

Tim Hunter, Ahmed El Alaoui, Alex Bayen: Computing the log-determinant of symmetric, diagonally dominant matrices in near-linear time. [arxiv]
Submitted to SIAM Journal on Computing (SICOMP)

About me

I am second year Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California at Berkeley. I did my master's at Ecole Normale Supérieure and my undergrad at Ecole Polytechnique. I wrote my master's dissertation on probabilistic record linkage while working at Ecole des Ponts with Guillaume Obozinski.