Courtney Paquette is currently working as a Research Scientist at Google Brain, Montreal. Starting 2020, she will be joining the Mathematics and Statistics department at McGill University as an assistant professor.
Courtney received her Ph.D. from the Mathematics department at the University of Washington (2017) under Prof. Dmitriy Drusvyatskiy then she held a postdoctoral position in the Industrial and Systems Engineering at Lehigh University where she worked with Prof. Katya Scheinberg. She held an NSF postdoctoral fellowship (2018-2019) under Prof. Stephen Vavasis in the Combinatorics and Optimization Department at the University of Waterloo.
Her research broadly focuses on designing and analyzing algorithms for large-scale optimization problems, motivated by applications in data science.