Ernest Ryu is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Seoul National University. He is an affiliated faculty of the Graduate School of Artificial Intelligence and the Graduate School of Data Science. His current research focus is on optimization and deep learning theory. Professor Ryu received a BS degree in Physics and Electrical engineering with honor at the California Institute of Technology in 2010 and an MS in Statistics and PhD in Computational and Mathematical Engineering with the Gene Golub Best Thesis Award at Stanford University in 2016. In 2016, he joined the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles as an Assistant Adjunct Professor. In 2020 he joined the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Seoul National University as a tenure-track faculty.