# Faculty Profile

# Afonso S. Bandeira

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

(joint appointment with the NYU Center for Data Science)

(joint appointment with the NYU Center for Data Science)

bandeira@cims.nyu.edu

212-998-3475

Warren Weaver Hall, Office 1123

## Education

Ph.D., Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University, USA, 2015.

M.S., Mathematics, University of Coimbra, Portugal, 2010.

B.S., Mathematics, University of Coimbra, Portugal, 2009.

## Research Interests

My research interests broadly lie in applied mathematics. In particular, I tend to pursue mathematical understanding behind processes which extract information from data. This often relates to signal processing, theoretical computer science, optimization, machine learning, probability theory, statistics, and information theory, to name a few.

## Select Publications

A. S. Bandeira and R. v. Handel,
"Sharp nonasymptotic bounds on the norm of random matrices with independent entries",
Annals of Probability
(2015)

E. Abbe, A. S. Bandeira, G. Hall,
"Exact recovery in the stochastic block model",
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
62, 1, 471-487 (2016)

B. Alexeev, A. S. Bandeira, M. Fickus, D. G. Mixon,
"Phase retrieval with polarization",
SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences (SIIMS)
7, 1, 35-66 (2013)

A. S. Bandeira, A. Singer, D. A. Spielman,
"A Cheeger Inequality for the Graph Connection Laplacian",
SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications (SIMAX)
34, 4, 1611-1630 (2013)