I was co-general chair for COLT 2013, COLT 2014, and I am/was on the program committee for NIPS 2012, NIPS 2014,
NIPS 2016, COLT 2013, COLT 2014,
ALT 2013, ALT 2014. I am also on the steering committee for COLT.
Currently I'm especially interested in (i) the interplay between convexity and randomness in optimization, and (ii) inference problems on random graphs.
statistical network analysis
random graphs and random matrices
applications of information theory to learning, optimization, and probability