Alex Ritchie

Doctoral student
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Anticipated Graduation: May 2022

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Alex Ritchie


Research Area: Signal and Image Processing and Machine Learning
Advisors: Prof. Laura Balzano and Prof. Clay Scott

Research Project: Alex’s work is mainly concerned with the intersection of optimization and machine learning. He’s worked on projects related to optimization for deep learning, manifold optimization, and nonparametric statistics.


  • BS Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • MS Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Michigan



  • Writing/recording music
  • Board games
  • Traveling

Alex Says

“My favorite thing about Michigan is the breadth of academic programs and student experience. I have friends in majors ranging from engineering to philosophy to social work. I love being exposed to new ideas way outside the narrow focus I have as a PhD student.”