Leonidas Tsepenekas

Leonidas Tsepenekas

PhD student

University of Maryland, College Park

Biography

I am a 5th year PhD student at the University of Maryland, College Park. I am fortunate to be co-advised by professors Aravind Srinivasan and John P. Dickerson. My research interests revolve around Algorithmic Fairness and Stochastic Models for Combinatorial Optimization. Specifically, I am interested in identifying meaningful notions of fairness, translating them into rigorous mathematical objects, and incorporating them in classical algorithmic problems. For instance, my work includes fairness in Clustering and Graph Cut problems. Furthermore, I study the interplay of fairness and stochasticity, with emphasis on how the latter can ensure socially fair algorithmic solutions. Prior to joining UMD, I was lucky to be advised by professor Dimitris Fotakis during my bachelor studies at NTUA.

You can reach out to me at ltsepene at umd dot edu

Interests
  • Approximation and Randomized Algorithms
  • Combinatorial and Stochastic Optimization
  • Algorithmic Fairness
Education
  • BSc & MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering (2010-2016)

    National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

  • PhD (2017-now)

    University of Maryland, College Park