Qi Lei Wins Oden Institute Outstanding Dissertation Award
WNCG alumnus Dr. Qi Lei has received the 2021 Oden Institute Outstanding Dissertation Award. Her winning dissertation, “Provably effective algorithms for min-max optimization," proposes optimization algorithms to find the equilibrium point of two-player zero-sum games.
Read the dissertation abstract and find the link to the full text via the University of Texas Libraries.
At WNCG, Lei was advised by Prof. Alex Dimakis; she was co-advised by Dr. Inderjit Dhillon from the University of Texas Department of Computer Science.
Lei is currently a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Princeton University. Her research interests include machine learning, deep learning and optimization, specifically in developing provably efficient and robust algorithms for fundamental machine learning problems.