Patrick R. Johnstone

I'm a Post Doctoral Associate in the department of Management Science and Information Systems (MSIS) at Rutgers Business School. I am advised by Prof. Jonathan Eckstein.

Research Interests

  • Continuous Optimization
  • Parallel and Distributed Algorithms
  • Machine Learning and Signal Processing
  • Proximal First-Order Splitting Methods

See a longer summary on my Research interests page.


I graduated in May 2017 with a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). At UIUC I was advised by Prof. Pierre Moulin in the Coordinated Sciences Laboratory (CSL).

I received my Master of Science degree in ECE from UIUC. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. At UNSW I graduated with the university medal (top student in Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering).

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