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Becker, Stephen R Assistant Professor

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Research

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  • Dr. Becker's group is centered around optimization, both creating algorithms to solve optimization problems and applying optimization to real-world problems. Most applications revolve around signal processing and statistical estimation, especially compressed sensing, matrix completion and various machine learning techniques.

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  • continuous optimization, signal processing, compressed sensing, inverse problems, machine learning, high-dimensional statistical estimation, convex analysis, numerical analysis

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Teaching

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  • APPM 4720 - Open Topics in Applied Mathematics Provides a vehicle for the development and presentation of new topics that may be incorporated into the core courses in applied mathematics. Department enforced prerequisite: variable, depending on the topic, see instructor. May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours. Same as APPM 5720. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • APPM 5720 - Open Topics in Applied Mathematics Provides a vehicle for the development and presentation of new topics that may be incorporated into the core courses in applied mathematics. Department enforced prerequisite: variable, depending on the topic, see instructor. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as APPM 4720. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • APPM 6900 - Independent Study Introduces graduate students to research foci of the Department of Applied Mathematics. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • APPM 6950 - Master's Thesis May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • APPM 8500 - Statistics, Optimization and Machine Learning Seminar Research-level seminar that explores the mathematical foundations of machine learning, in particular how statistics and optimization give rise to well-founded and efficient algorithms. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • APPM 8990 - Doctoral Dissertation All doctoral students must register for no fewer than 30 hours of dissertation credit as part of the requirements for the degree. No more than 10 credit hours may be taken in any one semester. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • ECEN 8990 - Doctoral Thesis - (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • APPM 2360 - Introduction to Differential Equations with Linear Algebra Introduces ordinary differential equations, systems of linear equations, matrices, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations, and systems of linear differential equations. Credit not granted for this course and both MATH 2130 and MATH 3430. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • APPM 4720 - Open Topics in Applied Mathematics Provides a vehicle for the development and presentation of new topics that may be incorporated into the core courses in applied mathematics. Department enforced prerequisite: variable, depending on the topic, see instructor. May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours. Same as APPM 5720. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • APPM 5720 - Open Topics in Applied Mathematics Provides a vehicle for the development and presentation of new topics that may be incorporated into the core courses in applied mathematics. Department enforced prerequisite: variable, depending on the topic, see instructor. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as APPM 4720. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • APPM 6900 - Independent Study Introduces graduate students to research foci of the Department of Applied Mathematics. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • APPM 6950 - Master's Thesis May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • APPM 8500 - Statistics, Optimization and Machine Learning Seminar Research-level seminar that explores the mathematical foundations of machine learning, in particular how statistics and optimization give rise to well-founded and efficient algorithms. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • APPM 8990 - Doctoral Dissertation All doctoral students must register for no fewer than 30 hours of dissertation credit as part of the requirements for the degree. No more than 10 credit hours may be taken in any one semester. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • CSCI 7000 - Current Topics in Computer Science Covers research topics of current interest in computer science that do not fall into a standard subarea. May be repeated up to 8 total credit hours. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • ECEN 8990 - Doctoral Thesis - (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • APPM 8990 - Doctoral Dissertation All doctoral students must register for no fewer than 30 hours of dissertation credit as part of the requirements for the degree. No more than 10 credit hours may be taken in any one semester. (Summer 2018 UC Boulder)
  • APPM 5450 - Applied Analysis 2 Continuation of APPM 5440. Department enforced prerequisite: APPM 5440. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • APPM 6900 - Independent Study Introduces graduate students to research foci of the Department of Applied Mathematics. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • APPM 6950 - Master's Thesis May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • APPM 8500 - Statistics, Optimization and Machine Learning Seminar Research-level seminar that explores the mathematical foundations of machine learning, in particular how statistics and optimization give rise to well-founded and efficient algorithms. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • APPM 8990 - Doctoral Dissertation All doctoral students must register for no fewer than 30 hours of dissertation credit as part of the requirements for the degree. No more than 10 credit hours may be taken in any one semester. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • CSCI 7000 - Current Topics in Computer Science Covers research topics of current interest in computer science that do not fall into a standard subarea. May be repeated up to 8 total credit hours. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • ECEN 8990 - Doctoral Thesis - (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)

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