Jason D. Lee

Jason Lee 

Jason D. Lee
jasonlee(AT)marshall.usc.edu
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USC PhD students interested in my research, feel free to contact me.

About Me

I am an assistant professor in the Data Sciences and Operations department at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.

I was a postdoc at UC Berkeley working with Michael Jordan. Before that, I was a PhD student in Applied Math advised by Trevor Hastie and Jonathan Taylor from the Statistics department. I received a BS in Mathematics from Duke University advised by Mauro Maggioni. I am a native of Cupertino, CA and attended Lynbrook High School.

My current interests are in high-dimensional statistics, machine learning, and optimization. Lately, I have worked on high dimensional statistical inference, analysis of non-convex optimization algorithms, and fast algorithms for matrix factorization and non-smooth optimization.

Research Interests

  • Statistics (Statistical Learning and High-dimensional Statistics)

  • Machine Learning

  • Optimization

Awards

  • NIPS 2016 Best Student Paper Award for ‘‘Matrix Completion has no Spurious Local Minima".