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Academy of Technology LogoPhD Student
Zurich Research Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland



Roxana Istrate graduated from thePolytechnic University of Bucharest, Department of Computer Science in 2015 and joined IBM Research the same year as a Great Minds intern. During the internship she worked on distributed scaling of sparse matrix operations, and contribute to win the 2016 IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS) best paper award. After completing her internship Roxana started her PhD with IBM Research in collaboration with the Queens University of Belfast, where she currently is focused on automatising the architectural design of convolutional neural networks for image classification.