My name is Azalia Mirhoseini. I am a Research Scientist in Google Brain where I focus on scalable deep learning. I received my Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rice University in 2015. My research sits at the crossroad of machine learning and computer system design. During my graduate studies, I published at several conference and journal venues, including ICML, ICLR, DAC, ICCAD, SIGMETRICS, IEEE TNNLS, and ACM TRETS. I received a number of awards, including the Best Ph.D. Thesis Award at Rice ECE and a Gold Medal in the National Math Olympiad in Iran.

Curriculum Vitae


During Google Brain Residency, I worked on (i) large-scale deep conditional models for learning from massive datasets and (ii) deep reinforcement learning for graph partitioning optimization. My Ph.D. thesis leveraged data subspace embedding properties to find performant solutions to resource-intensive ML tasks on constrained platforms such as mobile devices. I have also made a number of research contributions to the areas of embedded, cyber-physical, and IoT devices. The unifying theme of my work in this domain is leveraging the interplay between system and algorithmic optimization.

You can find out more about my work by clicking on the subjects below.

Research on Machine Learning and Data Science

Research on Security and Trust

    Awards and Honors

    • William Marsh Rice Best Thesis Award, ECE Department, 2015
    • IBM Ph.D. Scholarship, 2012
    • Schlumberger Ph.D. Student Fellowship, 2012
    • Microsoft Research Graduate Women’s Scholarship, 2010
    • Iran's National Math Olympiad Gold Medal, 2004


    Professional Service

    • Organizer and Co-Chair of Deep Learning for Embedded Real Time Systems session, International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2017.
    • TPC Member: ACM Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS), 2017.
    • TPC Member, International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS), 2016.
    • Executive Member and Web Chair, Design Automation Vision Challenge Sponsored by IEEE Computer-Aided Network DEsign (CANDE), DAC 2015.
    • Executive Committee Member and Event Organizer, Women ExCEL (Electrical and Computer Engineering Leaders), 2009-2016.
    • Committee Member, Undergraduate Curriculum Revision, Rice ECE/CS 2014.
    • Project Mentor, Undergraduate/Graduate Students, 2010-2016.
    • Reviewed for: IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, IEEE Transaction on Forensics and Security (TIFS), IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2010-2012-2014, IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2010-2011-2014, The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), 2016.



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