- MS, University of Athens – Greece
- BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens – Greece
Lydia Zakynthinou is a PhD student in the Computer Science program at Northeastern University’s Khoury College of Computer Sciences, advised by Professors Jonathan Ullman and Huy Lê Nguyễn. Before joining Northeastern, Lydia earned a diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and a Master of Science from the University of Athens. Her research interests lie in the areas of learning theory and differential privacy.
- Hometown: Athens, Greece
- Field of Study: Theoretical Computer Science
- PhD Advisors: Jonathan Ullman and Huy Lê Nguyen
What are the specifics of your graduate education (thus far)?
I have completed the graduate program on Algorithms, Complexity and Computation Theory in Athens and I am now in my third year in the PhD program.
What are your research interests?
I am interested in understanding the trade-offs between various resources of learning algorithms — such as time, samples, communication, accuracy, and privacy — under different learning models and assumptions.
Where did you grow up or spend your most defining years?
I grew up in Athens, Greece.
Where did you study for your undergraduate degree?
I studied in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens. This is a five year program encompassing a wide range of the ECE knowledge and consisting of two periods; the first building a diverse background (core) and the second specializing in a preferred concentration field (MEng).