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 and my Twitter


slides from my talks
my google scholar and DBLP


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 Research
Li Wang, postdoc RAP, 2015–


UIC MCS 590: Mathematical Foundations of Data Science (Fall 2017, Spring 2015)
UIC CS 401 / MCS 401: Computer Algorithms I (Fall 2017, 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 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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