I am a doctoral student at H. John Heinz III College, Carnegie Mellon University. Before coming to CMU, I have more than 5-year industry experience as a software engineer and management consultant. See my professional experience for more information. Thanks to CMU’s highly interdisciplinary setting, I am able to choose from the following tracks: (i) Joint Ph.D. degree in Machine Learning & Public Policy, (ii) Ph.D. in Public Policy & Management, and (iii) Ph.D. in Information Systems & Management. My Heinz advisors are Prof. Leman Akoglu and Prof. Amelia Haviland, who are excellent computer scientist and statistician :)
My research interest spans data mining algorithms, systems, applications, and real-world implications. After I joined the Heinz College, Information systems, especially how machine learning impacts on our daily life, arises as my new interest. Specifically, I focus on proposing ensemble learning, outlier detection, and clustering algorithms. Additionally, I design and implement scalable machine learning systems and libraries for accessibility and efficiency. Lastly, I am excited about apply learning algorithms to to real-world problems (such as healthcare, education, security, and finance), i.e., building applications and understanding their implications.
To sum up, my interests lie on the applied side of the learning algorithms. I especially care why, when, and how to use learning models to change our life. Although algorithms are beautiful, they could be prettier if tailored to solve real-world problems.
I am also appointed as the GSA International Student Co-Advocate, defending for the rights of graduate international students. The Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) is the branch of student government that represents all 7,000+ graduate students at CMU.
Ph.D. in Information System & Management (Primary); Joint Ph.D. in Machine Learning & Public Policy (Expected), 2019-2024
Carnegie Mellon University
M.S. in Applied Computing, 2016
University of Toronto
B.S. in Computer Engineering, 2015
University of Cincinnati
High School Diploma, 2010
Shanxi Experimental Secondary School (山西省实验中学)