I am a Phillip Griffiths Research Assistant Professor in Mathematics at Duke University, supervised by Jianfeng Lu and Rong Ge.
My research is in machine learning and applied probability. I received my Ph.D. from Princeton, where I was advised by Sanjeev Arora. Check out my research and blog. My CV is here.
In Spring 2020 I am teaching Math 361S (Numerical Analysis).
Please do not contact me about jobs in finance.
I like math and writing, and I care deeply about education. To me, math and writing have a lot in common: they both call on us to be precise, and to ask and answer the “why” questions in the world. Neither of them require much more than pencil and paper, but that’s enough to make beautiful things.
I’m fascinated by human and artificial intelligence. To me, the quest for AI is not just a mathematical and technological endeavor, but also a deeply introspective one.
- To find about about my work, check out my Research, Math notes, and My teaching.
- Check out math notes. Contributions to improve the notes are welcome, no matter how little. Also under math I’ve included some general advice for learning math and putting it in perspective (see Advice for a mathlete).
- Browse my fiction in Creations. I welcome all comments (and conversations even more). I’m always looking for people to share things with so feel free to drop me a line on anything you’ve written, too.
- To find out about me as a person or learn my views on a variety of topics then check out my articles in Views.
- To see what’s new, read my blog at http://holdenlee.github.io/blog.
A tree of all articles is available on the sitemap. You can also navigate using the Tags, Parent, and Children links. More information about the website is in About.