Gil Goldshlager

  • Program Year: 2
  • Academic Institution: University of California, Berkeley
  • Field of Study: Applied Mathematics
  • Academic Advisor: Lin Lin
  • Practicum(s): Practicum Not Yet Completed
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Mathematics with Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017

Summary of Research

I develop algorithms for simulating atoms, molecules, and materials at the level of quantum physics. This is traditionally known as the electronic structure problem since the behavior of the electrons dictates most relevant properties. I am drawn to electronic structure because it is an area in which fundamental and fascinating algorithmic challenges intersect with important scientific and technological applications. I am particularly motivated by the potential for better electronic structure algorithms to contribute to the development of environmentally sustainable technologies. My current focus is on developing optimization algorithms for neural network wavefunctions, which are a promising new approach for making high-accuracy predictions for challenging strongly correlated systems.


A Kaczmarz-inspired approach to accelerate the optimization of neural network wavefunctions. Gil Goldshlager, Nilin Abrahamsen, Lin Lin. January 2024, arXiv:2401.10190.

Convergence of stochastic gradient descent on parameterized sphere with applications to variational Monte Carlo simulation. Nilin Abrahamsen, Zhiyan Ding, Gil Goldshlager, and Lin Lin. March 2023, arXiv:2303.11602.

Explicitly antisymmetrized neural network layers for variational Monte Carlo simulation. Jeffmin Lin, Gil Goldshlager, and Lin Lin. Feb 2023, Journal of Computational Physics

Faucet: streaming de novo assembly graph construction. Roye Rozov, Gil Goldshlager, Eran Halperin, Ron Shamir. January 2018, Bioinformatics

Approximating kCSP for large alphabets. Gil Goldshlager and Dana Moshkovitz, 2015. Technical report available at


Phi Beta Kappa recipient; 2017
Morais and Rosenblum Award for outstanding undergraduate research; May 2014
Research Science Institute (RSI) attendee for mathematics; Summer 2012
USA Math Olympiad Summer Program (MOP) attendee; Summer 2009
USA Junior Math Olympiad (USAJMO) winner; Spring 2009