Clément Canonne
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Contact information
 Phone
 3474036758
 <initial><last name>@cs.columbia.edu (OpenPGP key)
 Mailing address

910 Columbus Avenue — #1D
New York, NY 10025
About me
I am a Theory PhD student in the Computer Science department of Columbia University, where my adviser is Prof. Rocco Servedio. Prior to that, I received a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Parisian Master of Research in Computer Science, in Paris, and an engineering degree from one of France's "Grand Schools," the Ecole Centrale Paris.
Here is a link to my résumé (updated 05/26/2017).
Here is a link to my résumé (updated 05/26/2017).
Research Interests
My main areas of study are Learning Theory, Property Testing and, more generally, randomized algorithms. However, I do also have an interest in online and approximation Algorithms, as well as stochastic processes.
Teaching
 Spring 2017: COMS E6232 — Analysis of Algorithms, II (Teaching Assistant)
 Fall 2016: CSORW 42312 — Analysis of Algorithms, I (Teaching Assistant)
 Spring 2015: COMS E6232 — Analysis of Algorithms, II (Teaching Assistant)
 Fall 2014: COMS 4252 — Introduction to Computational Learning Theory (Teaching Assistant)
 Spring 2014: COMS 6998 — Sublinear Time Algorithms in Learning and Property Testing (Teaching Assistant)
 Fall 2013: COMS 4252 — Introduction to Computational Learning Theory (Teaching Assistant)
 Spring 2013: COMS E6232 — Analysis of Algorithms, II (Teaching Assistant)
 Fall 2012: COMS 4252 — Introduction to Computational Learning Theory (Teaching Assistant)
Papers
 FourierBased Testing for Families of Distributions ([ECCC TR17075])
 C. Canonne, I. Diakonikolas, and A. Stewart
 Manuscript, 2017.
 Fifty Shades of Adaptivity (in Property Testing): An Adaptivity Hierarchy Theorem for Property Testing ([ECCC TR17029, arXiv:1702.05678], [slides])
 C. Canonne and T. Gur
 IEEE Conference on Computational Complexity (CCC), 2017. (To appear)
 Alice and Bob Show Distribution Testing Lower Bounds (They don't talk to each other anymore.) ([ECCC TR16168], [slides])
 E. Blais, C. Canonne, and T. Gur
 IEEE Conference on Computational Complexity (CCC), 2017. (To appear)
 Featured in Oded Goldreich's Choices.
 Testing Bayesian Networks
 C. Canonne, I. Diakonikolas, D. Kane, and A. Stewart
 30th Annual Conference on Learning Theory (COLT), 2017. (To appear)
 Tolerant Junta Testing and the Connection to Submodular Optimization and Function Isomorphism ([ECCC TR16105])
 E. Blais, C. Canonne, T. Eden, A. Levi, and D. Ron
 Manuscript, 2016.
 Testing kMonotonicity: the Rise and Fall of Boolean Functions ([ECCC TR16136], [slides])
 C. Canonne, E. Grigorescu, S. Guo, A. Kumar, and K. Wimmer
 8th Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science (ITCS), 2017.
 Sampling Correctors ([slides])
 C. Canonne, T. Gouleakis, and R. Rubinfeld
 7th Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science (ITCS), 2016.
 Are Few Bins Enough: Testing Histogram Distributions ([ECCC TR15160], [slides])
 C. Canonne
 35th ACM Symposium on Principles of Database Systems (PODS), 2016.
 Testing Shape Restrictions of Discrete Distributions
 C. Canonne, I. Diakonikolas, T. Gouleakis, and R. Rubinfeld
 33rd International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS), 2016.
 Invited to the Theory of Computing Systems Special Issue for STACS 2016.
 Featured in the MIT Theory of Computation Student Blog.
 Learning circuits with few negations ([ECCC TR14144], [slides])
 E. Blais, C. Canonne, I. Oliveira, R. Servedio, and L.Y. Tan
 19th International Workshop on Randomization and Computation (RANDOM), 2015.
 A Chasm Between Identity and Equivalence Testing with Conditional Queries ([ECCC TR14156], [slides])
 J. Acharya, C. Canonne, and G. Kamath
 19th International Workshop on Randomization and Computation (RANDOM), 2015.
 Featured in Oded Goldreich's Choices and Sublinear.info.
 Big Data on the Rise: Testing monotonicity of distributions ([slides])
 C. Canonne
 42nd International Conference on Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP), 2015.
 Adaptive Estimation in Weighted Group Testing
 J. Acharya, C. Canonne, and G. Kamath
 Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2015).
 Communication with Imperfectly Shared Randomness ([ECCC TR14153], [slides])
 C. Canonne, V. Guruswami, R. Meka, and M. Sudan
 6th Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science (ITCS), 2015.
 Testing probability distributions underlying aggregated data ([ECCC TR14021], [slides])
 C. Canonne and R. Rubinfeld
 41st International Conference on Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP), 2014.
 Testing equivalence between distributions using conditional samples ([slides])
 C. Canonne, D. Ron, and R. Servedio
 ACMSIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA), 2014.
 Testing probability distributions using conditional samples ([ECCC TR12155], [arXiv:1211.2664], [slides])
 C. Canonne, D. Ron, and R. Servedio.
 SIAM Journal on Computing (SICOMP), 44(3), 2015.
 Featured in Oded Goldreich's Choices.
Miscellaneous
I like this word. Miscellaneous.
 A short note on Poisson tail bounds
 Technical thingy, 2017.
 Workshop on "(Some) Orthogonal Polynomials and their Applications to TCS" [slides,video]
 Coorganized with Gautam Kamath at FOCS'16.
 The Rise and Fall of Boolean Functions [slides]
 Presentation given at University of Waterloo on May 16, 2016.
 Testing Classes of Distributions: General Approaches to Particular Problems [slides]
 Presentation given at Columbia University (October 2) and LIX (December 17), 2015.
 Learning circuits with few negations [slides]
 Presentation given at LIAFA on June 23, 2015.
 A Survey on Distribution Testing: Your Data is Big. But is it Blue? ([ECCC TR15063], [bib])
 Survey, 2015. (most recent version (2017/06))
 A short note on Assouad and Le Cam's lemmata
 Technical thingy, 2015.
 Communication with Imperfect Shared Randomness [slides]
 Presentation given at Columbia University (November 7), IBM T.J. Watson Research Center (November 19), 2014 (long version of the ITCS'15 talk).
 Testing probability distributions with more oracles [slides]
 Presentation given at Columbia University on February 7, 2014 (long version of the ICALP'14 talk).
 Dompter les Distributions de Probabilité Géantes [FR]
 Translation of Taming Big Probability Distributions, by Ronitt Rubinfeld (DOI:10.1145/2331042.2331052).
 Testing probability distributions using conditional samples [slides]
 Presentation given at Columbia University, NYU Poly, and MIT, 2013.