## About #

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics and the Mathematical Institute for Data Science with a secondary appointment in the Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University. Before that, I was Postdoctoral Scholar at Caltech hosted by Venkat Chandrasekaran and Joel Tropp. I obtained my PhD in Applied Mathematics from Cornell University advised by Damek Davis. I completed a MSc in Mathematics and two BS in Mathematics, and in Systems and Computing Engineering at Universidad de los Andes.

## Research interests #

I am interested in the beautiful interplay between `optimization, geometry, and statistics`

and its applications to data science, machine learning and signal processing.

## Group #

I’m lucky to advice and learn from:

- Pedro Izquierdo Lehmann (AMS PhD)
- Abdel Ghani Labassi (AMS PhD)
- Daniel Lopez-Castaño (AMS PhD / Co-advised with Soledad Villar)
- Jonas Elmerraji (AMS DEng / Co-advised with James C. Spall)
- Fengsheng Lin (Data Science Masters)
- Yun You (Data Science Masters)

## Contact #

**email:** < **first_name** > dd < **at** > jhu < **dot** > edu

**office:** Wyman S429