I’m a PhD student at Columbia, advised by professor John Cunningham. My research interests include statistical machine learning, data mining, and bioinformatics. Prior to Columbia, I studied Mathematics at Oxford.


I have built and maintain python and R implementations of CoDaCoRe, which can be found at py-codacore and R-codacore. For any questions or comments related to these, please drop me a line at eg2912@columbia.edu.

Preprints and Publications

  • Elliott Gordon-Rodriguez, Sian Lee Kitt, John Cunningham. “Softmax Bottlenecks for Deep Variable Selection.” In preparation.

  • Elliott Gordon-Rodriguez, Thom Quinn, and John Cunningham. “Learning Sparse Log-Ratios for High-Throughput Sequencing Data.” bioRxiv (Submitted). [paper]

  • Elliott Gordon-Rodriguez, Gabriel Loaiza-Ganem, Geoff Pleiss and John Cunningham. “Uses and Abuses of the Cross-Entropy Loss: Case Studies in Modern Deep Learning.” In 1st I Can’t Believe It’s Not Better Workshop, Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), 2020. [paper] [talk]

  • Elliott Gordon-Rodriguez, Gabriel Loaiza-Ganem, and John Cunningham. ‘‘The Continuous Categorical: a Novel Simplex-Valued Exponential Family." In International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2020. [paper] [talk]