Welcome. My name is Zachary Charles, and this is my home page. I am a fourth year graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My research interests lie at the intersection of machine learning, data science, mathematics, and geometry. My advisor is Nigel Boston.

This web page is devoted to my mathematical interests and research, as well as my teaching. If you have any questions about myself or my current teaching, feel free to contact me.

About Me

I am originally from Falls Church, Virginia, but grew up in a variety of countries, including Thailand, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, and the Philippines. I attended the University of Pennsylvania as an undergraduate. There, I received a Bachelor's in mathematics and mathematical logic, and went on to get a Master's in mathematics there. I am currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in mathematics and machine learning.

My current research involves developing and analyzing machine learning algorithms using mathematical theory. In particular, I focus on using geometric and algebraic perspectives to understand problems in machine learning, optimization, and data science. My advisor is Nigel Boston. I currently organize the applied algebra seminar with Alisha Zachariah.

I currently volunteer for Schools of Hope and the Discovery Volunteer program. Both are great ways to give back to the greater Madison community.