# Tu Anh-Nguyen

Graduate student at CMOR - Rice University

Room 2118, Duncan Hall

Rice University

Houston, Texas

I am a graduate student at Rice CAAM in the Master/PhD track. My research interests include discrete optimization, integer programming, polyhedral theory, and their applications for machine learning. I am extremely fortunate to be advised by Dr. Joey Huchette. Previously, I worked as a research intern on the clustering problem for interaction data at RIKEN AIP, hosted by Dr. Tiphaine Viard. I obtained a BEng degree from the prestigious Talented Program (5 years) at Hanoi University of Science and Technology. My undergraduate thesis studied the minimum dominating set problem in graph theory.

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My research is motivated by solving real-world problems using discrete optimization techniques. Currently, I am working on two projects: integer value function learning and mixed-integer formulations for neural networks verification.

## news

Apr 15, 2023 | I will start my internship with the Large Scale Optimization Team at Google Cambridge. |
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Nov 28, 2022 | My manuscript on mixed integer formulation is submitted to Operations Research. |

Jul 17, 2022 | My paper on distributed exact sparse linear regression is accepted at IEEE CDC 2022! |

May 25, 2022 | My poster is presented at Mixed Integer Programming Workshop 2022. |

May 27, 2021 | I passed the PhD qualification exam! |

## research

- In PreparationNeural Network Verification as Piecewise Linear Optimization: A Formulation for Stair-Case Functions2022
- IEEE CDCOn Distributed Exact Sparse Linear Regression over Networks
*In 61st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control*2022 - MIPSWNeural Networks Verification as Piecewise Linear Optimization
*In Mixed Integer Programming Workshop*2022

## awards

- FellowshipRice Graduate Fellowship with full tuition and stipends.Awarded by Rice University. 2020-2025.
- ScholarshipHanoi University of Science and Technology Scholarship for Outstanding Students.Awarded 2 times by the President of HUST. 2017-2019.
- ScholarshipNational Program: Development of Mathematics Scholarship.Awarded 3 times by the Ministry of Education of Vietnam. 2016-2019.
- CompetitionFirst prize in Algebra, 25th National Mathematical Olympiad.Awarded by the Ministry of Education of Vietnam. Apr 2017.
- CompetitionRanked 1st in Algebra, HUST Mathematical Competition.Awarded by HUST. Jan 2017.
- CompetitionSecond prize in Algebra, 24th National Mathematical Olympiad.Awarded by the Ministry of Education of Vietnam. Apr 2016.
- CompetitionRanked 1st in Algebra, HUST Mathematical Compentition.Awarded by HUST. Jan 2016.