A video explaining our recent paper by is available here .
I am extremely happy to inform that Lam has won the 2019 P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science Elizabeth V. Stout Dissertation Award. The title of his thesis was "A Service System with On-Demand Agents, Stochastic Gradient Algorithms and the SARAH Algorithm".
The prize was awarded today at the Rossin College Award Ceremony: "Educational Excellence - This award recognizes a Rossin College faculty member who has demonstrated effective teaching AND/OR enhanced the student learning experience by introducing innovative teaching methods into the classroom AND shows an outstanding commitment to the success of their students." https://engineering.lehigh.edu/news/article/rossin-awards-celebrate-excellence-across-lehighs-engineering-college
With Albert S. Berahas and Majid Jahani we posted a new paper about Sampled Quasi-Newton method for training Deep Neural Networks! arxiv