I am Cyrus Cousins, a recent Ph.D. graduate of Brown University in the BIGDATA group, under the tutelage of the great Eli Upfal. Before coming to Brown, I earned my undergraduate degree in computer science, mathematics, and biology from Tufts University. My research interests lie primarily in showing novel techniques to bound uniform convergence rates and generalization error in exotic settings, and applying these bounds to tasks of real-world interest, most notably in data science, empirical game theory, and fair machine learning.
The best mathematical overview of my research for general audiences is given in this piece. Here the focus is less on applications and implications, and more on intuition for the deeper mathematical connections between my various areas of study. Results are selected for elegance and simplicity, and the piece should be broadly accessible to all audiences with a basic grounding in probability and statistics.