Alexander Kolpakov

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Alexander Kolpakov graduated with a PhD from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland in 2012. Since then he has authored and co-authored more than 40 papers in pure and applied mathematics, published in leading peer-review journals and conferences such as TPAMI, ICLR, and many others. Alexander's research interests belong to several domains, widely ranging from combinatorics to Riemannian geometry, to applications in data science, machine learning, and computer vision. His recent work includes a computer-assisted proof of the Rational Tetrahedra Conjecture formulated by J.H. Conway and A. Jones in 1976, as well as a state-of-the-art initialization approach improving the classical ICP algorithm in computer vision. Alexander's work has been featured in the popular Quanta Magazine. Alexander is also Managing Editor of the Journal of Experimental Mathematics (published by the Association for Mathematical Research).