Horia Mania

Horia Mania

University of California, Berkeley
465 Soda Hall, AMPlab

About Me

I am a year PhD student in Computer Science at UC Berkeley, jointly advised by Michael I. Jordan and Ben Recht. Interested in the relationship between machine learning, statistics and optimization, I am currently thinking about statistical methods for working with rankings.

Before moving to Berkeley, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Princeton University, where I was advised by Sébastien Bubeck.

Papers

Universality of Mallows' and degeneracy of Kendall's kernels for rankings
Horia Mania, Aaditya Ramdas, Martin J. Wainwright, Michael I. Jordan, Benjamin Recht. arXiv 2016.

On paths, stars and wyes in trees
Sébastien Bubeck, Katherine Edwards, Horia Mania, Cathryn Supko. arXiv 2016.

Perturbed Iterate Analysis for Asynchronous Stochastic Optimization
Horia Mania, Xinghao Pan, Dimitris Papailiopoulos, Benjamin Recht, Kannan Ramchandran, Michael I. Jordan. NIPS Optimization workshop 2015.

Wilmes' Conjecture and Boundary Divisors
Horia Mania. arXiv 2012.