# Rachel A. Ward

Assistant 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. I am currently supported by an NSF CAREER award and an AFOSR Young Investigator Program Award.

## 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 in my vitae or on the arXiv. Accompanying code can be found on my public Github page.## Teaching

- Fall 2014: Graduate course on Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis, UT Austin. 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.