Biography

Konstantin Burlachenko is a third-year Computer Science Ph.D. student and a member of Professor Peter Richtárik’s Optimization and Machine Learning Lab in the CEMSE Division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). He obtained an M.S. degree in Computer Science and Control Systems from the Bauman Moscow State University in 2009.

After his graduation, he worked at a number of companies, most recently as a Senior Developer at Yandex and NVIDIA and a Principal Engineer at HUAWEI. Konstantin’s current research focus is on Distributed Stochastic Optimization and Federated Learning.

Extra areas of his interests cover:

  • Scientific Software Development
  • Machine Learning and Fundamental principles of AI
  • Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, and Physics simulation

Konstantin attended in Non-Degree Opportunity program at Leland Stanford Jr. University between 2015 and 2019 and obtained two graduate certificates:

One of his sport achievement is the title of candidate Master of Sport in chess that is assigned by International Chess Federation FIDE.