Welcome to the website of Keith Rush, Software Engineer in Research and Machine Intelligence at Google Seattle.
The purpose of this site is to share my research connecting pure mathematics to applied machine learning, work that has barely begun, as well as to communicate my perspective on the field and perhaps a few more subjects--in particular, everybody else's worthless areas of study.
It is also an exercise in site creation deployed on Google App Engine.
Originally hailing from the New Jersey suburbs of New York City, I've been a bit of a nomad since leaving for college.
I attended the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia for undergrad, where I played baseball for two years and rowed for two while earning my degree in mathematics in 2013.
I moved to the beautiful city of Madison, Wisconsin to work towards my Ph.D. in mathematics, working under Sergey Denisov. We worked in orthogonal polynomials, especially on the unit circle--you can learn more about my mathematical research here
I also rowed for a year for the Wisconsin Badgers, then "served" as the grad assistant "coach".
After graduating in December 2016, I took a job with the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, as their first data scientist on the business side. As the first to hold my position, I was able to make it what I wanted--and I made it heavily machine-learning focused, training and deploying models and pipelines generally with PyTorch.
I grew disillusioned with the intellectual culture in Milwaukee, and despairing of my capability to truly grow there. I became engaged to my beautiful fiancee Breanne, and we decided to move to Seattle.
I was fortunate enough to be hired by Google, working on TensorFlow Federated. We are excited to see what the future brings.