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Ronald Lencevičius

PhD Student

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About Me

My name is Ronaldas Paulius Lencevičius (though I go by Ronald) and I'm a statistics PhD student in the Department of Statistics & Applied Probability (PSTAT) @ University of California, Santa Barbara. Previously, I completed a double B.S. in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics as well as a M.S. in Statistics @ California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

My research interests are statistical learning and machine learning theory. I am also passionate about software development and enjoy contributing to open source projects. I am currently working as the Computing Assistant for the PSTAT Computing Committee where I develop research computing tools used by our department and maintain the PSTAT Computing Wiki. I was also an Adjunct Officer for the PSTAT Graduate Student Committee.

Some fun facts: I'm from Lithuania 🇱🇹 and moved to the California in 2004. I love exploring and going out to naturey places. I love driving and have done two coast-to-coast roadtrips in my trusty clunker. Lastly, I am rather fond of cats.

I am happy to connect and chat about anything :^)


An Empirical Analysis of the Laplace and Neural Tangent Kernels

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RP Lencevičius, August 2022
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Master's thesis completed under the guidance of Dr. Jimmy Risk

Face-Off: Steps towards physical adversarial attacks on facial recognition

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RP Lencevičius, August 2019
National Science Foundation REU Site in Big Data Security & Privacy
Summer research project


Methods and Algorithms of Automatic Speech Recognition

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RP Lencevičius, September 2021
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Department of Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium Series in association with Nuance Communications software engineer internship

Physical adversarial attacks for facial recognition systems

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RP Lencevičius, August 2019
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Creative Activities & Research Symposium

RP Lencevičius, August 2019
University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies
Southern California Computer and Information Science and Engineering REU Symposium