Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at Purdue.
Assistant Professor in the Statistics Department (by courtesy) at Purdue.
Lawson Building 2142-J, West Lafayette, IN 47907, phone: 765-496-6757
e-mail: jhonorio at purdue.edu
Modern machine learning (ML) problems are combinatorial and non-convex, for which theoretical guarantees are quite limited. Furthermore, while quantitative guarantees (e.g., small test error) have been studied, qualitative guarantees (e.g., correctness of clustering) are mostly lacking. My long-term research goal is to uncover the general foundations of ML and optimization that drives the empirical success across many specific combinatorial and non-convex ML problems. I aim to develop a set of optimization-theoretic frameworks and tools to bridge the aforementioned gaps, to further our understanding of continuous (possibly non-convex) relaxations of combinatorial problems, as well as our knowledge of non-convexity.
My aim is to generate correct, computationally efficient and statistically efficient algorithms for high dimensional ML problems. My research group has produced breakthroughs not only on classical worst-case NP-hard problems, such as learning and inference in structured prediction, community detection and learning Bayesian networks, but also on areas of recent interest such as fairness, meta learning and federated learning. [vita]
Prior to joining Purdue, I was a postdoctoral associate at MIT CSAIL, working with Tommi Jaakkola.
My Erdős number is 3: Jean Honorio → Tommi Jaakkola → Noga Alon → Paul Erdős.
- 04/23. 1 paper accepted at ICML (Chuyang).
- 02/23. area chair for NeurIPS.
- 02/23. 1 paper accepted at CVPR (Qiuling).
- 02/23. 1 paper accepted at ICASSP (Adarsh).
- 12/22. area chair for ICML.
- 11/22. a brief visit to MIT.
- 09/22. 1 paper accepted at NeurIPS (Hanbyul).
- 09/22. 1 paper accepted at JMLR (Chuyang).
- 09/22. visiting National University of Singapore.
- 05/22. talk at University of Oxford.
- 05/22. 2 papers accepted at ICML (Adarsh, Wenjie/Adarsh).
- 04/22. 1 paper accepted at ISIT (Hanbyul/Kevin).
- 04/22. Siya Goel (highschool student I have mentored) accepted to Stanford.
- 03/22. talk at National University of Singapore.
- 03/22. area chair for NeurIPS.
- 02/22. 7 professors from different departments + 5 corporate partners are sponsoring Capstone projects.
- 01/22. 3 papers accepted at ICASSP (Chuyang, Adarsh:2).
- 01/22. 2 papers accepted at AISTATS (Chuyang, Kevin/Chuyang).
- 10/21. talks at Columbia and Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
- 09/21. 2 papers accepted at NeurIPS (Adarsh, Gregory/Kevin).
- 09/21. talks at UMass Amherst and University College London.
- 08/21. NSF DMS:Collaborative grant awarded to do research on deep learning.
- 06/21. CI fellowship awarded to Kevin to do a postdoc in UChicago & CMU.
- 06/21. talk at CalTech.
- 05/21. 2 papers accepted at ICML (Abi, Qian/Yilin).
- 04/21. 6 papers accepted at ISIT (Kevin/Qiuling, Donald/Adarsh, Jiajun/Chuyang, Zitao, Krishna, Abdulrahman).
- 04/21. talk at CMU.
- 03/21. talks at MIT, UCSD and University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- 03/21. area chair for NeurIPS.
- 02/21. talks at Virginia Tech and Alan Turing Institute.
- 01/21. 2 papers accepted at AISTATS (Zhanyu, Yuki).
- 09/20. 1 paper accepted at NeurIPS (Kevin).
- 01/20. 1 paper accepted at AISTATS (Kevin).
- 09/19. 3 papers accepted at NeurIPS (Kevin, Adarsh, Abi).
- 04/19. 1 paper accepted at ICML (Raphael).
- 09/18. 3 papers accepted at NeurIPS (Kevin:2, Chuyang).
- 05/18. 1 paper accepted at ICML (Asish).
- 12/17. 3 papers accepted at AISTATS (Asish:2, Yixi).
- 09/17. 1 paper accepted at NeurIPS (Asish).
- 08/17. NSF RI:Small grant awarded to do research on structured prediction.
Selected Publications (see all)
- CS 49000-DSC. Data Science Capstone: Spring 2022.
- CS 69000-SML. Statistical Machine Learning II: Fall 2021, also offered on Spring 2019 and Spring 2017.
- CS 59200-HLT / STAT 59800-HLT. Hands-On Learning Theory: Fall 2021, also offered on Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016 and Fall 2015.
- CS 37300. Data Mining and Machine Learning: Spring 2021, also offered on Fall 2019 and Fall 2018.
- CS 57800. Statistical Machine Learning: Fall 2020, also offered on Spring 2020, Spring 2018, Fall 2017 and Fall 2016.
- CS 52000. Computational Methods In Optimization: Spring 2016.