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Holden Lee
Mathematics Department
Duke University

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.

Basic Info

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.


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