Max Ovsiankin

Curriculum Vitae – March 2023 • ⟨concat max and ov⟩


Algorithms, theoretical computer sicence, high-dimensional geometry, foundations of data science

Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago 2020 - 2025, planned

Ph.D., Computer Science. Advisor: Yury Makarychev
M.S., Computer Science.

University of California, Berkeley 2016 - 2020

B.A., Mathematics and Computer Science


Y. Makarychev, N. Manoj, M. Ovsiankin, Streaming algorithms for ellipsoidal approximation of convex polytopes. COLT 2022.

C. Boschini, J. Camenisch, N. Spooner, M. Ovsiankin, Efficient Post-Quantum SNARKs for RSIS and RLWE and their Applications to Privacy. PQCrypto 2020.


M. Ovsiankin, E. Burmako. Validating Typechecking Changes with SemanticDB, ICFP 2018.

M. Ovsiankin, Cracking RSA with Quantum Computing, Berkeley Mathematics Directed Reading Program, 2018.

Member of Phi Beta Kappa and Upsilon Pi Epsilon
TTIC 31200 Information and Coding Theory . TA Autumn 2022
TTIC 31010 Algorithms . TA Winter 2022
Berkeley CS 170 Intro to CS Theory . TA Spring 2018 - Spring 2020
Berkeley CS 189 Intro to Machine Learning . TA Summer 2019
Industry Experience
Twitter ,

San Francisco, CA

. Software Engineering Intern May - Aug 2018

Researched JVM language tooling on the Scala Tools team. Built Scala expression parser, worked on new Scala compiler, designed semantic analyzation, rewrite, and comparison tools for compiler-added synthetics like implicits and inferred type parameters. Created Java compiler plugin that captures semantic information. Most work has been open-sourced at Twitter Rsc or Scalameta.

Salesforce Einstein ,

Palo Alto, CA

. Data Science Intern May - Aug 2017

Wrote Scala and worked with Spark. Contributed to machine learning engine in model serialization, automatic feature engineering, “smart” quickstart templates, and assorted refactors. Tuned pilot tenant models in order to upstream algorithm changes to ML framework. Built tools in Gradle and Scala to assist with modeling workflows and submitting projects to clusters.

Kifi ,

Mountain View, CA

. Software Engineering Intern Jun - Sep 2015

Wrote Scala and worked with Slick and Play Framework. Helped refactor Kifi’s web scraper, designed and built a new system for delivering notifications. Built chatops tools to streamline deployment. All work deployed to production. Kifi was eventually acquired by Google.

CSM . Mentor, Co-Coord Jan 2018 - May 2019 CSM (Computer Science Mentors) provides adjunct sections for UC Berkeley CS classes. I volunteered as a mentor for CSM for CS 70 for three semesters. Later I was a co-coordinator, managing logistics and helping mentors succeed teaching their sections, including sections for underrepresented students in CS.