On Santa Monica pier


  • random matrix theory
  • high-dimensional data analysis
  • machine learning
  • geometric analysis
  • high-dimensional probability

I started Assistant Adjunct Professor (which means postdoc :)) appointment at UCLA Department of Mathematics in July'18. My postdoc mentors are Deanna Needell and Terence Tao.

Some pages from my academic story include:

Full story:

CV (Dec, 2019)

Research news

  • New preprint! Lower Memory Oblivious (Tensor) Subspace Embeddings with Fewer Random Bits (with M.Iwen, D. Needell, and A.Zare) arXiv:1912.08294
  • Presentations slides for (almost) all my papers are now available on the Presentations page


At UCLA: I taught Math 170A (Probability, Fall 2018) and 170S (Statistics, Winter and Spring 2019).

At UofMichigan: Math 115 (Calculus 1; primary instructor); Math 216 (Differential Equations; Matlab labs and problem solving recitations) and Math 623 (Computational Finance; TA).

Back in Moscow, I worked as a calculus instructor for high school students at 57-th math school (2008-2012) and as an algebra teacher at Kolmogorov math and physics high school (2012-2013).

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I like all versions of my name: please call me Liza, Lisa, Eliza, or Elizabeth, whatever you like the best. In case you were curious, Elizaveta is pronounced as "Ye (like in yellow) - lee - zah - VYE - tah". Standard pronunciation of Liza is "LEE - zuh".

In addition to doing research and explaining math, I enjoy coding and playing with data. Back in Moscow, I completed two year CS program in Yandex Data Analysis school, and it was such a great time. Nowadays I infrequently participate in online contests alone or with friends.

My other interests include all that I find beautiful or challenging. For example, songs, art, cities, mountains, cats, puzzles... Finally, I love talking to people, sharing experiences and drinking coffee - dark roast preferrable.

“Poirot,” I said. “I have been thinking.”
“An admirable exercise my friend. Continue it.”
(Agatha Christie, Peril at End House)