Jason D. Lee

Jason Lee 

Jason D. Lee
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Students, Visitors, and Postdocs

I am searching for a postdoctoral scholar starting in 2019. My current focus is on machine learning with a focus on foundations of deep learning and non-convex optimization. See my slides for a summary of my recent work. Please email me a CV and three representative publications.

PhD students interested in machine learning, statistics, or optimization research, please contact me.

Potential visitors are also welcome to contact me. I cannot provide funding for visitors.

About Me

I am an assistant professor of Data Sciences and Operations in Marshall School of Business, Computer Science Department (courtesy), and a member of the Machine Learning Center. Previously, I was a postdoc in the Computer Science Department at UC Berkeley working with Michael Jordan, and also collaborated with Ben Recht. Before that, I was a PhD student in Computational Mathematical Engineering advised by Trevor Hastie and Jonathan Taylor. 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 research interests are broadly in

  • Statistics (Statistical Learning and High-dimensional Statistics)

  • Machine Learning

  • Optimization.


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

Selected Publications