Xin Lu

Computer Science Department at Boston University xl@bu.edu

I am a first year PhD student in the Computer Science department of Boston University, working under the supervision of Professor Lorenzo Orecchia. My research interest includes convex optimization, algorithm design, numerical analysis and game theory.

Before joining BU, I studied mathematics at Courant Institute of New York University.

My CV can be found here .

Education

Department of Computer Science, Boston University

PhD student, Computer Science

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics

Research

My research mainly focuses on several areas in the field of theoretical computer science, including convex optimization (with a focus on first-order methods), numerical linear algebra, and algorithm design. Also, I am learning how to apply the techniques of randomization and game theory to design (online) learning algorithms.