# Rachel A. Ward

Associate Professor of Mathematics

and ICES member

University of Texas at Austin

2515 Speedway, RLM 10.144

Austin, TX 78712

rward@math.utexas.edu

and ICES member

University of Texas at Austin

2515 Speedway, RLM 10.144

Austin, TX 78712

rward@math.utexas.edu

My research spans mathematical signal processing, applied harmonic analysis, compressed sensing, theoretical computer science, and machine learning. For more information, see my CV.

## Selected talks

- Interpolation via weighted l1 minimization , FoCM, Montevideo, 2014.
- Dimension reduction via random projections, University of Wisconsin math colloquium, May 2014.
- Stochastic gradient descent with importance sampling, IPAM, February 2014.
- Strengthened Sobolev inequalities for a random subspace of functions, University of Arkansas spring lecture series, April 2013.
- Sparse recovery without incoherence, Rice Math/Applied Math colloquium, February 2013.
- Near-equivalence of the Restricted Isometry Property and Johnson-Lindenstrauss Lemma, MSRI, September 2011.

## Preprints and publications

A full publication list can be found on the arXiv. Accompanying code can be found on my public Github page. Corrections to some proofs in the paper, The Local Convexity of Solving Systems of Quadratic Equations, can be found here.## Selected teaching

- Fall 2016: Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis. Class webpage.
- Fall 2014: Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis. Class webpage.
- Spring, Fall 2013: Real Analysis I, UT Austin
- Fall 2012: Graduate course on compressive sensing, UT Austin
- May 2011: Sparsity and Computation, Program for Women and Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.
- Summer 2009: Discrete dynamical systems with applications to A/D conversion, Summer Workshop In Mathematics (SWIM) for high school students, Princeton University.