Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

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Peter Richtarik

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Saudi Arabia


Prof PETER RICHTARIK Specialises in mathematics, computer science. He is working as Associate Professor Department of Computer Science, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia.

Research Interest

Prof. Richtarik's research interests lie at the intersection of mathematics, computer science, machine learning, optimization, numerical linear algebra, high performance computing and applied probability. He is interested in developing zero, first, and second-order algorithms for convex and nonconvex optimization problems described by big data, with a particular focus on randomized, parallel and distributed methods. He is the co-inventor of federated learning, a Google platform for machine learning on mobile devices preserving privacy of users' data.


  • O. Fercoq and P. Richtarik. Accelerated, parallel and proximal coordinate descent. SIAM Journal on Optimization 25(4):1997–2023, 2015

  • R. M. Gower and P. Richtarik. Randomized iterative methods for linear systems, SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications 36(4):1660-1690, 2015

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