Azam Asl

I am a fourth year PhD student in Computer Science at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences in New York University. My research area are Convex/Nonconvex, Nonsmooth Optimization and Numerical Analysis. My advisor is Prof. Michael L. Overton. Before starting my doctorate studies I worked for a few years as a senior developer. Prior to that, I got a master in Computer Science from New York University in 2012. My master thesis was under the supervision of Prof. Ernest Davis. The thesis and the source code are available from here. here. I received my bachelor of science degree from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in Computer Engineering in 2008.

Contact

azam[at]cims[dot]nyu[dot]edu

Publications

Analysis of Limited-Memory BFGS on a Class of Nonsmooth Convex Functions [arXiv link]
Azam Asl and Michael L. Overton (2019),
Submitted to IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis.

Analysis of the Gradient Method with an Armijo-Wolfe Line Search on a Class of Nonsmooth Convex Functions [arXiv link]
Azam Asl and Michael L. Overton (2018),
Submitted to Optimization Methods and Software.

A Qualitative Calculus for Three-Dimensional Rotations [Published version]
Azam Asl & Ernest Davis (2014), Spatial Cognition & Computation.

A Qualitative Calculus for Three-Dimensional Rotations [pdf link]
Azam Asl, Master thesis, Dec 2011

Teaching assistance

Recitation instructor for Mathematical Techniques for Computer Science Applications, Summer 2017.
Teacher assistant for Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization, Spring 2016.
Teacher assistant for Artificial Intelligence, Spring 2012.
Recitation instructor for Data Structures, Fall 2011.
Recitation instructor for Fundamental Algorithms, Summer 2011.