SUTD-MIT Postdoc Fellow


Pillar / Cluster: Engineering Systems and Design


  • PhD Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimisation, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Master of Science in Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

Research Interests

The theory, design and analysis of Algorithms, Dynamical Systems and their connection with Markov Chains and Game Theory, Probability, Non-convex Optimisation and Learning


  • Gradient Descent Only Converges to Minimizers: Non-Isolated Critical Points and Invariant Regions (Ioannis Panageas and Georgios Piliouras). Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science 2017
  • Mutation, Sexual Reproduction and Survival in Dynamic Environments (Ruta Mehta, Ioannis Panageas, Georgios Piliouras, Prasad Tetali and Vijay V. Vazirani). Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science 2017
  • The Complexity of Genetic Diversity (Ruta Mehta, Ioannis Panageas, Georgios Piliouras and Sadra Yazdanbod). European Symposium on Algorithms 2016
  • Average Case Performance of Replicator Dynamics in Potential Games via Computing Regions of Attraction (Ioannis Panageas and Georgios Piliouras). Economics and Computation 2016
  • Mixing Time of Markov Chains, Dynamical Systems and Evolution (Ioannis Panageas and Nisheeth K. Vishnoi). International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming 2016
  • Evolutionary Dynamics in finite populations mix rapidly (Ioannis Panageas, Piyush Srivastava and Nisheeth K. Vishnoi). Symposium on Discrete Algorithms 2016
  • Natural Selection as an Inhibitor of Genetic Diversity: Multiplicative Weights Updates Algorithm and a Conjecture of Haploid Genetics (Ruta Mehta, Ioannis Panageas and Georgios Piliouras). Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science 2015