Short Biography

Ziv Goldfeld is an assistant professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a graduate field member in Computer Science, and the Center of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University. Before joining Cornell, he was a postdoctoral research fellow in LIDS at MIT, hosted by Yury Polyanskiy. Ziv graduated with a B.Sc. summa cum laude, an M.Sc. summa cum laude and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ben Gurion University, Israel, in 2012, 2015 and 2018, respectively. His graduate advisor was Haim Permuter.

Ziv's research interests include optimal transport theory, statistical machine learning, information theory, high-dimensional and nonparametric statistic, applied probability and interacting particle systems. He seeks to understand and design engineering systems by formulating and solving mathematical models. A main focus is working towards a comprehensive statistical learning theory to obtain better understanding and strong performance guarantees for modern ML methods that operate on real-world high-dimensional data.

Honors include the NSF CRII Award, the IBM 2020 University Award, the Rothschild postdoctoral fellowship, the Ben Gurion postdoctoral fellowship, the Feder Award, a best student paper award in the IEEE 28-th Convention of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Israel, Basor fellowship for outstanding students in the direct Ph.D. program,--> the Lev-Zion fellowship and the Minerva Short-Term Research Grant (MRG).