I am a postdoc at UBC, in the CS department, working with supervisor Michael Friedlander.

Current interests include:
 - developing efficient methods for solving semidefinite optimization problems (SDPs) with low rank solutions
 - characterizing active set behavior for descent methods under different nonsmooth functions
 - characterizing the behavior of randomized methods (e.g. sketching) in iterative algorithms

Contact: yifan.0.sun at gmail dot com or ysun13 at cs dot ubc dot ca

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