My name is Timothy Chu, a fifth year PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University. I am fortunate to be advised by Dr. Gary Miller. My interests include spectral graph algorithms, fast linear system solving, and mathematical foundations for (non-deep) machine learning.
Stuff I'm Into:
- Computer Science and Mathematics. I'm interested in all sorts of computer science and math, ranging from 3D geometry to metric theory in computer science. I find a lot of joy in simpler, non-research mathematics.
- Learning people's stories: I've collected stories from people all around the world, from backgrounds ranging from rural Trump counties to urban West Africa. If you have a story to share, I would love to hear it.
- Education. I've worked for eight years with the MISE Summer Program for science and math in Ghana. In 2020, two alumni won highest honors at Princeton and MIT, an unprecedented achievement in Ghana's history. In 2020, of our students won a Bronze medal in the International Math Olympiad, the fifth Black African in history to do so