Yuen-Lam Voronin

Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

E-mail : yuen-lam.voronin (at) colorado (dot) edu

My research interest is primarily on continuous optimization, with applications to different scientific areas, including molecular conformation, quantum information, hybrid control systems and computer program verification.
I completed my Ph.D. in Fall 2013, under the supervision of Professor Henry Wolkowicz. I am currently working as a research associate, under the supervision of Professor Sriram Sankaranarayanan.

Here is my CV.


Ph.D. in Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo, Canada
Thesis: Preprocessing and Reduction for Semidefinite Programming via Facial Reduction: Theory and Practice
Advisor: Professor Henry Wolkowicz
(September 2009 - December 2013)

M.Math. in Continuous Optimization, University of Waterloo, Canada
Research project: Portfolio Optimization via Downside-Risk Aversion Model
Advisor: Professor Michael J. Best
(September 2008 - August 2009)

B.Sc. in Mathematics (minor in Economics), Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
(September 2003 - May 2007)


F. Burkowski, Y.-L. Cheung, H. Wolkowicz, Efficient use of semidefinite programming for selection of rotamers in protein conformations. INFORMS J. Comput. 26 (2014), no. 4, 748-766.

Y.-L. Cheung, S. Schurr, H. Wolkowicz, Preprocessing and regularization of degenerate semidefinite programs. In: D. Bailey, H. H. Bauschke, P. Borwein, F. Garvan, M. Théra, J. Vanderwerff, and H. Wolkowicz (Editors), Computational and Analytical Mathematics, Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics, Vol. 50. Springer, New York, 2013.

Y.-L. Cheung, H. Wolkowicz, Sensitivity analysis of semidefinite programs without strong duality.

Y.-L. Cheung, D. Drusvyatskiy, C.-K. Li, D.C. Pelejo, H. Wolkowicz, Projection methods in quantum information science.


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Last updated: July 28, 2014