Ernest K. Ryu

Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
Seoul National University

(Moving to UCLA this Fall)
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Research Interests

Deep learning theory and optimization theory.

Education and Experience

University of California, Los Angeles

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics
Fall 2024 –

Seoul National University

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences
March 2020 – Spring 2024

University of California, Los Angeles

Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics
July 2016 – December 2019

Stanford University

Ph.D. in Computational and Mathematical Engineering
M.S. in Statistics
September 2010 – June 2016

California Institute of Technology

B.S. in Physics
B.S. in Electrical Engineering
September 2006 – June 2010


  • Education Prize, College of Natural Science, SNU, 2024
  • KSIAM Outstanding Young Investigator Award, 2023
  • Excellent Research Award, College of Natural Science, SNU, 2023
  • Samsung Science & Technology Foundation Grant (No. SSTF-BA2101-02), 2021
  • Gene Golub Best Thesis Award, 2016
  • Simons Math+X Graduate Fellowship, 2012
  • NASA Tech Brief Award, 2011
  • DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship (SCGF), 2010
  • Caltech Upper Class Merit Award, 2008



Ernest K. Ryu

27-205, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Seoul National University
Gwanak-ro 1, Gwanak-Gu, Seoul, Korea, 08826