Armenak Petrosyan

Austin · Texas · USA · Armenak.Petrosyan.PhD@gmail.com

After exploring the academic world as a mathematician, I transitioned into the industry with a primary focus on research and development. Currently, I work as an Algorithms and Machine Learning Specialist at ClothingTech LLC. My main area of expertise centers around 3D simulation and machine learning projects. Research remains my passion, where I study model reduction techniques, with a particular emphasis on sparse artificial neural networks and sparse signal reconstruction.


Experience

Algorithms and Machine Learning Specialist

Clothing Tech LLC

Jan 2023 - Present

Hale Visiting Assistant Professor

Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Proposed a new regularization technique for deep sparse neural networks that theoretically outperforms existing specification techniques. This is an ongoing work.
  • Demonstrated that under minimal requirements, all local minima neural networks of the resulting regularization problem are well behaved and possess a desirable small size without sacrificing precision.
  • Developed a new algorithm for simultaneous recovery of multiple vectors. This technique has a wide range of potential applications to be explored, including image recovery, feature extraction, column selection, and matrix factorization.
  • Taught classes in discrete mathematics, probability and statistics for undergraduate students. Created assignments, and assessed student performance.

Aug 2020 -- Jul 2023

Postdoctoral Researcher

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

  • Introduced a new regularizer for joint sparse recovery which has improved the number of required measurements for recovery by 1.5 times compared to existing state-of-the-art methods.
  • Conducted research in the mathematical theory behind regularization techniques for training reduced size neural networks.

Aug 2017 -- Jul 2020

Education

Vanderbilt University

Doctor of Philosophy
Mathematics
Aug 2012 - May 2017

Yerevan State University

Master's degree
Mathematics
Sep 2010 - Jun 2012

Yerevan State University

Bachelor's degree
Mathematics
Sep 2006 - Jun 2010

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools

Interests

Apart from being a mathematician and a developer, I enjoy being around my favorite people. I travel every chance I get. And I like spending time in Armenia and Argentina.


Awards & Certifications

  • Georgia Tech-ORNL seed grant for a collaboration project between Georgia Tech and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory