Ph.D. student, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley.
University of California, Berkeley 465 Soda Hall (AMPlab) Berkeley, CA 94720-1720 Email me at elalaoui at eecs dot berkeley dot edu
My research interests lie somewhere between mathematical statistics, optimization and theoretical computer science. My work is on the design and analysis of low complexity algorithms targeted at extracting information from noisy data, in a very broad sense. When I am not learning new things, I spend my time thinking about how one can design an algorithm that runs under constrained resources, could they be time, memory, statistical performance, amount of randomness or amount of communication, and how to optimally tradeoff between these resources/constraints.
Ahmed El Alaoui, Michael W. Mahoney: Fast Randomized Kernel Methods With Statistical Guarantees. [arxiv]
Tim Hunter, Ahmed El Alaoui, Alex Bayen: Computing the log-determinant of symmetric, diagonally dominant matrices in near-linear time. [arxiv]
I am a 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.
M.Sc. Mathématiques, Vision et Apprentissage, Ecole Normale Supérieure/Ecole des Ponts Paristech, 2013.
Eng.Deg. Applied math, Ecole Polytechnique, 2012.