My name is Jianyu Wang (王健宇 in Chinese). I am a third-year Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University, advised by professor Gauri Joshi and affiliated with Optimization, Probability, and Learning (OPAL) group, Parallel Data Lab. My research has been supported by Qualcomm Ph.D. fellowship.
Before coming to CMU, I received a Bachelors with honor in Electronic Engineering at Tsinghua University, where I worked with professor Yuan Shen on several projects about statistical inference. I was also fortunate to visit professor Yu Bin's group at U.C. Berkeley in summer 2016, working on the optimization landscape of neural networks.
I am interested in large-scale machine learning, in particular, distributed deep learning, which lies in the intersection of statistical learning, optimization, and computer systems.
The long-term goal of my research is to develop and analyze efficient training algorithms that easily lend themselves to distributed implementations and are robust to system variability (such as unpredictable node slowdown and communication delays).
Facebook AI Research
Project: Communication-efficient Distributed Deep Learning
Carnegie Mellon University
Sept. 2017 -- Present
Ph.D. student in ECE
Aug. 2013 -- July. 2017
B.Eng. in EE
CGPA: 91/100, ranking: top 10%
|2019||Distinguished Student Paper Award||Workshop on Federated Learning for Data Privacy and Confidentiality (@ NeurIPS 2019)|
|2019||Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship|
|2018||Benjamin Garver Lamme/Westinghouse Graduate Fellowship, CMU|
|2017||College of Engineering Dean’s Fellowship, CMU|
|2017||Excellent Graduate Awards, Tsinghua||Awarded to top 10% among all 3000 undergraduates|
|2015||Fellowship of Spark Talents Program, Tsinghua||Awarded to top 50 students, dedicated to scientific and technological innovations|
|2012||National Training Team for International Physics Olympiad||Selected top 60 students in China|
|2016||Aviation Industry of China Scholarship||For academic and reasearch excellence|
|2016||Huawei Scholarship||For comprehensive excellence|
|2015||TP-Link Scholarship||For academic, research and social work excellence|
|2014||Zheng Geru Scholarship||For academic excellence|