Nicolas Loizou is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics and the Mathematical Institute for Data Science (MINDS), with a secondary appointment in the Department of Computer Science, at Johns Hopkins University.

Prior to this, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Mila - Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute and the Université de Montréal, from September 2019 to December 2021. He completed his Ph.D. studies in Optimization and Operational Research at the University of Edinburgh, School of Mathematics, in 2019. Before that, he received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2014, and in 2015 obtained his M.Sc. degree in Computing from Imperial College London. During the fall of 2018, he was a research intern at Facebook AI Research, Montreal, Canada.

His research interests include large-scale optimization, machine learning, randomized numerical linear algebra, distributed and decentralized algorithms, game theory, and deep learning. His current research focuses on the theory and applications of convex and non-convex optimization in large-scale machine learning and data science problems. He has received several awards and fellowships, including OR Society's 2019 Doctoral Award (runner-up) for the ''Most Distinguished Body of Research leading to the Award of a Doctorate in the field of Operational Research'', the IVADO Postdoctoral Fellowship and COAP 2020 Best Paper Award.

Bio Summary

Professional Appointments
  • Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University,
    Dep. of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Jan. 2022 - present
    Mathematical Institute for Data Science, Jan. 2022 - present
    Dep. of Computer Science, Jan. 2022 - present
  • IVADO Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
    Mila - Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute, Université de Montréal, Sept. 2019 - Dec. 2021
  • Research Intern (AI), Facebook Research, FAIR Montreal, Aug.-Dec. 2018
  • University of Edinburgh, PhD in Operational Research and Optimization, 2015 - 2019
  • Imperial College London, MSc in Computing, 2014-2015
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, BSc Mathematics, 2010- 2014