Fotis Iliopoulos
General Information
I am a Ph.D. candidate at University of California Berkeley where I am advised by Alistair Sinclair. I completed my undergraduate studies in the school of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, where I worked with Dimitris Achlioptas. My interests lie in Algorithms and Probability. In particular, I have been working on stochastic local search algorithms for finding and sampling solutions of constraint satisfaction problems.
Selected Papers
A New Perspective on Stochastic Local Search and the Lovasz Local Lemma Manuscript in submission. [Arxiv]
A Local Lemma for Focused Stochastic Algorithms To appear in SIAM Journal on Computing. [Arxiv]
Random walks that Find Perfect Objects and the Lovasz Local Lemma J. ACM 22:122:29 (2016). [Arxiv]
For the complete list and links click on the publications tab.
Teaching
Teaching Assistant
CS 170 Efficient Algorithms and Intractable Problems, taught by Luca Trevisan and Prasad Raghavendra, University of California Berkeley, Spring 2019.
CS 70 Discrete Mathematics and Probability Theory, taught by Babak Ayazifar and Satish Rao, University of California Berkeley, Spring 2018.
CS174 Combinatorics and Discrete Probability, taught by Eric Friedman, University of California Berkeley, Spring 2017.
Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science, taught by Dimitris Fotakis, National Technical University of Athens, Spring 2011.
Working Experience
Machine Learning Researcher in Adobe Systems Ltc (Internship, Summer 2016), supervised by Nikos Vlassis
Research Assistant at CTI Diofantos (September 2013  August 2014), supervised by Dimitris Achlioptas
Awards and Honors
Onassis Foundation Fellowship (20162019) for doctoral studies
Christos Papakyriakopoulos award (2014) for excellence in mathematics in the school of ECE, NTUA.
Nikos Kritikos award (2011) for excellence in mathematics in the school of ECE, NTUA.
Bronze Medal, SEEMOUS (2010) Southerneastern European Mathematical Olympiad for University Students.
Silver Medal, Archimedes (2008) Greek National Mathematical Olympiad
3rd Prize, Eucledes (2008) 68th Panhellenic Contest in Mathematics
Latsis Foundation Fellowship (20082013) for undergraduate studies
Eurobank EFG Group Fellowship (2008) for excellence in university entrance exams
