I am a third year Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto, supervised by Chris Maddison and Murat Erdogdu. Previously, I did my M.Sc. degree in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McGill University under the supervision of David Stephens. Before that, I did my B.Sc. degree in Honours Mathematics and Computer Science at McGill University.

### Papers

Minimax Linear Regression under the Quantile Risk

Ayoub El Hanchi, Chris J. Maddison, Murat A. Erdogdu

COLT 2024

Optimal Excess Risk Bounds for Empirical Risk Minimization on p-Norm Linear Regression

Ayoub El Hanchi, Murat A. Erdogdu

NeurIPS 2023

Contrastive Learning Can Find an Optimal Basis for Approximately View-invariant Functions

Daniel D. Johnson, Ayoub El Hanchi, Chris J. Maddison

ICLR 2023

Stochastic Reweighted Gradient Descent

Ayoub El Hanchi, David A. Stephens, Chris J. Maddison

ICML 2022

Adaptive Importance Sampling for Finite-Sum Optimization and Sampling with Decreasing Step-Sizes

Ayoub El Hanchi, David A. Stephens

NeurIPS 2020