Ahmed El Alaoui


Richard M. Karp Research Fellow
Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, UC Berkeley

Email me at elalaoui at stanford dot edu

I am participant in the program Probability, Geometry and Computation in High Dimensions this fall.
I will be joining Cornell University as an Assistant Professor in the department of Statistics and Data Science in January 2021.

Research interests

I am broadly interested in statistics, probability and computation. The questions that drive my research are the fundamental limits of extracting information from noisy data, and the algorithmic feasibility of this task. I like to think about large random structures such as matrices, graphs and tensors, and understand how sudden changes in their structural properties have statistical and algorithmic consequences.


Published/accepted papers

Journal papers

Conference papers

Ph.D. Thesis


About me

I obtained my PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California at Berkeley in 2018 under the supervision of Michael I. Jordan. After that I was a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University hosted by Andrea Montanari. Previously I did my master's at Ecole Normale Supérieure and my undergrad at Ecole Polytechnique.