Mert Pilanci


Ph.D. Student, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

University of California Berkeley

OFFICE: 450 SDH 

Email: mert(at)eecs.berkeley.edu

CV (1/2014)


I'm a Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley, advised by Prof. Laurent El Ghaoui and Prof. Martin Wainwright. 

This year my research is supported by a Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship.


Research Interests: Large Scale Optimization, Machine Learning and Big Data, Signal Processing , Compressed Sensing, Information Theory and Polar Coding

Publications

M. Pilanci, M.J. Wainwright "Randomized Sketches of Convex Programs with Sharp Guarantees, arXiv:1404.7203" submitted to IEEE Trans. Information Theory, 2014


M. Pilanci, M.J. Wainwright "Randomized Sketches of Convex Programs with Sharp Guarantees", to appear in IEEE International Symposium on. Information Theory", (ISIT 2014)


M. Pilanci, L. El Ghaoui, V. Chandrasekaran, “Recovery of Sparse Probability Measures via Convex Programming”, Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2012)


M. Pilanci, L. El Ghaoui, V. Chandrasekaran “Guaranteed Sparse Optimization on the Probability Simplex via Convex Programming”, Bay Area Machine Learning Symposium (BayLearn 2012)


M. Pilanci, O. Arikan, M.C. Pinar, "Structured Least Squares Problems and Robust Estimators",  IEEE Trans. Signal Process., vol 58, issue 5, pp 3912 – 3915, 2010.


M. Pilanci, O. Arikan, E. Arikan, "Polar Compressive Sampling" Accepted to DEU Journal of Science and Engineering 


M. Pilanci, O. Arikan, ”Recovery of Sparse Perturbations in Least Squares Problems”. , IEEE Int. Conf. Acoust. Speech Sign. Processing (ICASSP), pp  260 – 263, 2011


A.C. Gurbuz, M. Pilanci, O. Arikan , “Expectation Maximization Based Matching Pursuit” IEEE Int. Conf. Acoust. Speech Sign. Processing (ICASSP), 2012.


M. Pilanci, O. Arikan, E. Arikan, "Polar Compressive Sampling: A Novel Technique Using Polar Codes" Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference, 2010 IEEE 18th. (Best Paper Award)


M. Pilanci, O. Arikan, B. Oguz, and M.C. Pinar, “Structured Least Squares with Bounded Data Uncertainties”, IEEE Int. Conf. Acoust. Speech Sign. Processing (ICASSP), pp 3261 – 3264, 2009.


A.C. Gurbuz, M. Pilanci, O. Arikan “Sparse Signal Reconstruction with Ellipsoid Enlargement” Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference, 2011 IEEE 19th. 


M. Pilanci, O. Arikan, B. Oguz, and M.C. Pinar, “A novel technique for a linear system of equations applied to channel equalization,” in Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference, 2009. SIU 2009. IEEE 17th, 2009.


M. Pilanci,  O. Arikan, "Compressed Sensing and Adaptive Multipath Estimation",  Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference, 2010 IEEE 18th.


M.B. Guldogan, M. Pilanci,  O. Arikan, "Compressed Sensing on Ambiguity Function Domain for High Resolution Detection", Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference , 2010 IEEE 18th


Talks

"Sketching Large Scale Convex Quadratic Programs", SIAM Conference on Optimization 2014, San Diego, CA


 “Guaranteed Sparse Optimization on the Probability Simplex via Convex Programming”, Bay Area Machine Learning Symposium (BayLearn 2012)


"Polar Compressive Sampling: A Novel Technique Using Polar Codes" Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference, 2010 IEEE 18th


"Compressed Sensing and Adaptive Multipath Estimation",  Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference, 2010 IEEE 18th.