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Research Areas Optimization Statistics Data science Machine learning Signal processing

Mateo Díaz is an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics. His interests encompass continuous optimization, computation, and statistics, with a particular focus on designing and analyzing highly effective, large-scale algorithms for applications in data science, machine learning, operations research, and signal processing.

Before his time as a postdoctoral scholar at Caltech, he received a PhD in applied mathematics and an MSc in computer science from Cornell University, mentored by Damek Davis. During his doctoral studies, he worked as a student researcher at Rappi (Colombia) and Google Research. Díaz obtained two undergraduate degrees in mathematics and in systems and computing engineering from Universidad de los Andes (Colombia).