John Wilmes




Goldsmith 313


Department of Mathematics
Brandeis University MS 050
415 South St.
Waltham, MA 02453


I do research in algorithms, algebraic combinatorics, and machine learning. Current areas of focus are new training algorithms and provable guarantees for neural networks, and the structure and symmetries of highly regular combinatorial objects.


Previously, I was a postdoc in the Algorithms and Randomness Center at Georgia Tech where I worked on provable guarantees for training neural networks and algorithmic problems in matching theory with Santosh Vempala and Eric Vigoda.

I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Chicago under the supervision of László Babai. My thesis focused on faster algorithms for bottleneck cases of the graph isomorphism problem.