I am a third year Ph.D. student in Computer Science at U.C. Berkeley. I am coadvised by Jim Demmel and Ben Recht and am part of both ASPIRE and AMPLab. I graduated from Swarthmore College in 2013 with a B.A. in Computer Science and a B.S.E. in Engineering. While there, I conducted research with Matt Zucker and Tali Moreshet.
My interests lie at the intersection of statistical machine learning, optimization, numerical linear algebra, and parallel computing. I have worked on developing some of the distributed numerical linear algebra routines in Apache Spark's ml-matrix library and am currently investigating large scale iterative solvers for multi-class classification problems.
I was co-president of the U.C. Berkeley Computer Science Graduate Student Association (CSGSA) in the 2014-2015 term.
My CV can be found here.
roelofs AT cs DOT b---ley DOT edu