Kimon Fountoulakis is an Assistant Professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science and a member of its Scientific Computation Group.
Previously, Kimon was a postdoctoral fellow and Principal Investigator at University of California Berkeley in the Department of Statistics and ICSI. He worked with Michael Mahoney. Before that he completed a PhD in optimization at University of Edinburgh under the supervision of Professor Jacek Gondzio.
Kimon's most recent work focuses on large-scale optimization and its application to local graph clustering. He has also worked on parallelizing optimization and local graph analytics algorithms.
Kimon's past work includes higher-order optimization methods for machine learning and signal processing problems.