Lev Reyzin


I am an Associate Professor in the Mathematics (MSCS) Department at UIC, where I am part of the MCS group. I also have a courtesy appointment in Computer Science, and I am part of TCS and TRIPODS efforts across both departments. My research interests span the theory and practice of machine learning, network and data science, and optimization.


my vita and a brief bio
my blog and my Twitter
FAQ ← please read before cold emailing me


volumes edited
my google scholar


Neshat Mohammadi (w/ Anastasios Sidiropoulos), CS Ph.D. in progress
Aditya Potukuchi (w/ Will Perkins), TRIPODS/MSCS RAP (postdoc), 2020–
Shelby Heinecke, Math Ph.D. 2020
Mano Vikash Janardhanan, Math Ph.D. 2019
Benjamin Fish, Math Ph.D. 2018
Yi Huang, Math Ph.D. 2017
Li Wang, MSCS RAP (postdoc), 2015–2017
Ádám Lelkes (w/ György Turán), Math Ph.D. 2017
Jeremy Kun, Math Ph.D. 2016

Funding (as PI/co-PI)

current: NSF CCF-1934915 (2019-2022), NSF CCF-1848966 (2018-2021)
past: NSF IIS-1526379 (2015-2018), ARO 66497-NS (2015-2016)


UIC CS 501/MCS 501: Computer Algorithms II (class Piazza site)
UIC MCS 548: Mathematical Theory of Artificial Intelligence (class Piazza site)
UIC ECON 473/STAT 473: Game Theory
UIC MCS 549: Mathematical Foundations of Data Science
UIC CS 401/MCS 401: Computer Algorithms I
UIC MCS 441: Theory of Computation I
UIC MCS 521: Combinatorial Optimization
NWU EECS 497-3: Advanced Topics in Computational Learning Theory
NWU EECS 496-10: Computational Learning Theory
GaTech CS 8803/MATH 8833: Discrete Fourier Analysis and Applications

Service (recent/selected)

Ann Math Artif Intell associate editor (2016-present)
J Mach Learn Res editorial board reviewer (2020-present)
AALT secretary and treasurer (2018-present)
cstheory.stackexchange.com moderator (2014-present)
PC (co-)chair: ISAIM 2020, ALT 2017
local (co-)chair: MMLS 2020, ALT 2019
workshop (co-)organizer: IMSI/ML 2021, ISAIM/ML 2018


my math genealogy entry
my Erdös number is 3
some of my photos on Instagram

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