Murat A. Erdogdu

University of Toronto
Department of Computer Science
Department of Statistical Sciences
Contact
Pratt 286b, 6 Kingâ€™s College Rd.
Toronto, ON M5S 3G4
erdogdu at cs.toronto dot edu

I am an assistant professor at the University of Toronto in departments of Computer Science and Statistical Sciences. I am a faculty member of the Machine Learning Group and the Vector Institute, and a CIFAR Chair in Artificial Intelligence.
Before, I was a postdoctoral researcher at
Microsoft Research  New England.
I did my Ph.D. at
Department of Statistics at Stanford University
where I was jointly advised by Mohsen Bayati and Andrea Montanari.
I have an M.S. degree in Computer Science from Stanford,
and B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics,
both from Bogazici University.
Research Interests
Optimization: Nonconvex, convex algorithms for machine learning
Machine Learning: Theory, graphical models, message passing algorithms
Statistics: Highdimensional data analysis, regularization and shrinkage
Some Recent Papers
X. Li, D. Wu, L. Mackey and M.A. Erdogdu,
Stochastic RungeKutta Accelerates Langevin Monte Carlo and Beyond, 2019
A. Anastasiou, K. Balasubramanian and M.A. Erdogdu,
Normal Approximation for Stochastic Gradient Descent via NonAsymptotic Rates of Martingale CLT, 2019
M.A. Erdogdu, A. Ozdaglar, P. Parillo and N.D. Vanli,
Convergence Rate of BlockCoordinate Maximization BurerMonteiro Method for Solving Large SDPs, 2018
M.A. Erdogdu, L. Mackey and O. Shamir,
Global Nonconvex Optimization with Discretized Diffusions, 2018
M.A. Erdogdu, Y. Deshpande and A. Montanari,
Inference in Graphical Models via Semidefinite Programming Hierarchies, 2017
