Software engineer, Groq, 2017 - present

PhD, Computer Science, NYU 2017

lara.florescu at gmail.com

Some highlights of my life so far:

- PhD in Computer Science from New York University
- Bachelor in Mathematics from Reed College, Phi Beta Kappa, and commendation for excellence scholarship every semester
- Co-authored a book Asymptopia published by American Mathematical Society
- Delivered over 25 technical talks
- Fellow of Dean's Dissertation Fellowship at New York University
- Reviewer for COLT, SODA, SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics, Electronic Communications in Probability, Journal of inequalities and applications, Mathematical Reviewer

*Spectral Thresholds in the bipartite stochastic block model*

COLT 2016

Florescu, L. and Perkins W.

*Optimal control for diffusions on graphs*

2017

Florescu, L., Peres Y., Racz M.

*The range of rotor walk*

American Mathematical Monthly, Vol. 123, No. 7, pp 627-642, 2016

Florescu, L., Levine L., Peres Y.

*Heat diffusion with frozen boundary*

J. Statistical Physics, 2015, 161:521

Florescu L., Ganguly S., Peres Y., Spencer J.

*Escape rates for rotor walks in Z^d*

SIAM J. Discrete Math, 28(1):323-334, 2014

Florescu L., Ganguly S., Levine L., Peres Y.

*Dominos and Sandpiles*

Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 22(1), 2015

Florescu L., Morar D., Perkinson D., Salter N., Xu T.

Asymptotics in one form or another are part of the landscape for every mathematician. The objective of this book is to present the ideas of how to approach asymptotic problems that arise in discrete mathematics, analysis of algorithms, and number theory. A broad range of topics is covered, including distribution of prime integers, ErdÅ‘s Magic, random graphs, Ramsey numbers, and asymptotic geometry.

Date | Talk | Location |
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April 2017 | NYU defense | New York, NY |

December 2016 | MIT Combinatorics Seminar | Cambridge, MA |

September 2016 | NYU ML Seminar | New York |

June 2016 | COLT | New York |

April 2016 | Random Roads: A celebration of Joel Spencer's 70 | New York |

February 2016 | Cornell Probability Seminar | Ithaca, NY |

February 2016 | Theory Seminar | Berkeley, CA |

November 2015 | Workshop on Sandpiles | Oaxaca, Mexico |

October 2015 | Columbia Theory Seminar | New York |

July 2015 | Random Structures and Algorithms | Pittsburgh, PA |

June 2015 | McGill University | Montreal |

March 2015 | Reed College Math Colloquium | Portland, OR |

February 2015 | Rutgers Discrete Math Seminar | New Brunswick, NJ |

December 2014 | Georgia Tech Combinatorics Seminar | Atlanta, GA |

November 2014 | IMA Seminar | Minneapolis, MN |

November 2014 | Minnesota Probability Seminar | Minneapolis, MN |

June 2014 | PIMS Probability Summer School | Vancouver |

January 2014 | Stochastic Activity Month | Eindhoven, Netherlands |

July 2013 | Cornell Probability Summer School | Ithaca |

May 2012 | University of Washington Probability Seminar | Seattle, WA |

February 2012 | CNLS, LANL | Los Alamos, NM |

- CV