Ms. Elen Vardanyan is currently teaching Machine Learning and Deep Learning courses as well as supervising bachelor’s and master’s theses in those fields at the American University of Armenia and Yerevan State University. She received her bachelor's degree in Computer Science in 2018 from the American University of Armenia. Parallel to her studies, she worked as a data scientist at PicsArt doing projects in the User Behavior and the Computer Vision groups. After gaining experience in the industry, she continued her education and got her master’s degree in Mathematics in Data Science in 2022 from the Technical University of Munich where she did several projects as well as her master’s thesis in cooperation with BMW. Ms. Vardanyan's research interests are probabilistic machine learning and deep learning, generative modeling, robustness, and optimization