Lev Reyzin

I am an Assistant 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. My research interests span the theory and practice of machine learning, network and data science, and optimization.

Among my current activities, I am a PC co-chair for ALT 2017, an associate editor of the AMAI journal, and a moderator for the cstheory stackexchange.


my vita
a brief bio
my blog, my Twitter, and my LinkedIn


papers by year or by venue
research statement
my various theses
slides from my talks
my dblp and google scholar


Ben Fish, Ph.D. in progress
Shelby Heinecke (with Tanya Berger-Wolf), Ph.D. in progress
Yi Huang, Ph.D. in progress
Mano Vikash Janardhanan, Ph.D. in progress
Jeremy Kun, Ph.D. 2016, first position: data scientist at 21 Inc.
Ádám Lelkes (with György Turán), Ph.D. 2017, first position: software engineer at Google
Li Wang, postdoc RAP, 2015–


UIC CS 401 / MCS 401: Computer Algorithms I (Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016)
UIC MCS 548: Mathematical Theory of Artificial Intelligence (Fall 2016, Fall 2014)
UIC MCS 441: Theory of Computation I (Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 2013)
UIC MCS 590: Foundations of Data Science (
Spring 2015)
UIC MCS 521: Combinatorial Optimization (Fall 2013)
GaTech CS 8803/MATH 8833: Discrete Fourier Analysis and Applications (Spring 2012)


photos I've uploaded on photonet and flickr
my Erdös number is 3
my math genealogy entry
a theory of moderation

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