Spencer Frei

Assistant Professor, UC Davis

Spencer is an Assistant Professor of Statistics at UC Davis. He is broadly interested in machine learning, with a particular interest in understanding and improving deep learning.

Prior to joining UC Davis, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at UC Berkeley, mentored by Peter Bartlett and Bin Yu as a part of the NSF/Simons Collaboration on the Theoretical Foundations of Deep Learning. He completed his PhD in Statistics at UCLA.

Program Visits

Summer Cluster: Deep Learning Theory, Summer 2022, Visiting Postdoc
Learning and Games, Spring 2022, Visiting Postdoc
deep learning theory, non-convex optimization