About Me

I am a third year doctoral student in Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. I work under the direction of Alejandro Ribeiro in the area of distributed online learning. I am interested in the intersection of statistical learning theory, signal processing, and Big Data. My current research is dedicated to developing new primal-dual algorithms which can solve more challenging decentralized learning problems than consensus methods, yet are more computationally efficient than the alternating direction method of multipliers.

I am a participant in the Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense. My sponsoring facility is the U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate, where I collaborate with Brian Sadler, Ethan Stump, and Jon Fink.

Before coming to Philadelphia, I had some wonderful research experiences at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory with Alma Wickenden and William Nothwang, and as an undergraduate in the Mathematics Department at Washington University  in St. Louis (WashU) under the guidance of Renato Feres. I completed both my BS and MS at WashU in Mathematics/Systems Science and Mathematics, respectively, in 2011 and 2012.


In person :306 Moore Building
Skype :aekoppel“I don't like work, no man does,
Cell :314 303 2399 but I like what is in the work, 
email :akoppel@seas.upenn.edu
the  chance  to find yourself."
mail:Dept. of Electrical & Systems EngineeringHeart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
 University of Pennsylvania
 Room 203 Moore Building
 200 South 33rd Street
 Philadelphia, PA 19104