Suvrit joined MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as an Assistant Professor, and LIDS as a Principal Investigator, in January 2018. Prior to this, he was a Principal Research Scientist at LIDS. Previously, he was a Senior Research Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, and a visiting faculty member at UC Berkeley and at Carnegie Mellon University. Suvrit’s research bridges a variety of mathematical topics including optimization, matrix theory, differential geometry, and probability with machine learning. He is interested in all aspects of mathematical optimization, especially for machine learning. His work has won several awards at machine learning conferences, as well as the 2011 SIAM Outstanding Paper Award, and faculty research awards from Criteo and Amazon.