About me

I am a postdoctoral laureate at INRIA and a member of the SIERRA project-team which is part of the Computer Science Department of École Normale Supérieure in Paris.

My research interests include: Optimization methods for machine learning, randomized numerical linear algebra, variable metric and quasi-Newton methods, automatic differentiation (backpropagation), and more.

Short Bio

Shipped off to Brazil in 2000, where I started secondary school on a beach and became a proficient sea swimmer. This was followed by a mathematics degree at the State University of Campinas, after which I landed a job in Risk/Finance in São Paulo. In 2012 I moved to Edinburgh to pursue a PhD in Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh under the supervision of Dr. Peter Richtárik.


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INRIA - SIERRA project-team
Departement d'Informatique de l'Ecole Normale Superieure
Centre de Recherche INRIA de Paris
2 rue Simone Iff
Voie DQ12
75012 PARIS
gower [dot] robert [located at] gmail [dot] com
robert [dot] gower [located at] inria [dot] fr

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