JUAN CERVINO




Juan Cervino

jcervino@seas.upenn.edu

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Ph.D. student

University of Pennsylvania

3401 Walnut Street, Rm 405B

Philadelphia, PA



Education


Universidad de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay

B. Sc. in Electrical Engineering

2018, Montevideo, Uruguay


About me


I am a PhD student in Electrical and System Engineering (ESE) at University of Pennsylvania, my advisor is Alejandro Ribeiro. I am interested in seeing machine learning through the lens of optimization theory. My interests include optimization, machine learning, and control.

I was born in Montevideo, Uruguay where I graduated from Universidad de la Republica in 2018 as an Electrical Engineer. My working experience in the industry are more than 2 years in Industrial Control and Robotics, and my undergraduate's internship in medical electronics in Integer.


Bio

Juan received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Universidad de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay, Montevideo, in 2018. He is now a PhD student in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, supervised by Professor Alejandro Ribeiro. Juan's current research interests are in machine learning, optimization and control.


Research

Meta-Learning through Coupled Optimization in Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Spaces
Juan Cervino, Juan Andres Bazerque, Miguel Calvo-Fullana, and Alejandro Ribeiro
presented at ACC2019.[Download PDF][IEEE Xplore][bib]


Multi-task Reinforcement Learning in Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Spaces via Cross-learning
Juan Cervino, Juan Andres Bazerque, Miguel Calvo-Fullana, and Alejandro Ribeiro
available online.[Download PDF][bib]


Parameter Critic: a Model Free Variance Reduction Method Through Imperishable Samples
Juan Cervino, , Harshat Kumar, and Alejandro Ribeiro
available online.[Download PDF][bib]


Multi-task Supervised Learning via Cross-learning
Juan Cervino, Juan Andres Bazerque, Miguel Calvo-Fullana, and Alejandro Ribeiro
presented at Eusipco 2021.[Download PDF][bib]


Increase and Conquer: Training Graph Neural Networks on Growing Graphs
Juan Cervino, Luana Ruiz, and Alejandro Ribeiro
available online.[Download PDF][bib]



Personal

On a personal note, I am a stereotypical uruguayan: I drink mate every day, I play soccer every week, and I take the opposite side on every discussion. I was born and raised in the beautiful city of Montevideo, a couple of blocks away from the sign that can be seen in the image below. One of my favourite books is the novel 'La Tregua' from Mario Benedetti, which narrates a 'truce' in the tough life of another stereotypical uruguayan. Among my favourite painters, there is Jose Cuneo who painted bucholic moons, and Jose Gurvich whose museum in Montevideo is a must-visit. The incredibly talented Jorge Drexler, not only has wonderful songs, amazing lyrics, but also a very interesting TEDx about 'Poetry, music and identity'.

Montevideo


Last updated June 2021.