Ahmed El Alaoui


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

Advised by Michael I. Jordan.

I am also a member of the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research Group.

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

Research interests

I am broadly interested in mathematical statistics, probability theory, and optimization theory. The questions that drive my research are the fundamental limitations of extracting information from noisy data and the algorithmic feasibility considerations surrounding this task. I tend to focus on simple, often idealized models where answers to the above questions admit sharp characterizations as the dimension of the problem grows unbounded. In many situations of this sort, a crisp -but often conjectural- picture of these characterizations has been brought forth by Statistical Physicists. I currently spend my time trying to gain insight from the Physics methods and put their predictions on a rigorous mathematical basis.



About me

I am a fifth 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.