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My name is Lin Yang (杨林). I am an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of California, Los Angeles. Previously, I was a postdoc at Princeton University working with Prof. Mengdi Wang. I obtained my PhD degrees (in Computer Science and in Physics & Astronomy) from Johns Hopkins University. I was a recipient of the Dean Robert H. Roy Fellowship. My research focuses on developing and applying fast algorithms for large-scale optimization and machine learning. I am keen on understanding the fundamental theory and computation limits of optimization from streaming data. I have worked on a number of topics including nonconvex streaming optimization, policy optimization for reinforcement learning, and streaming methods for optimization and function approximations. I am also enthusiastic about applying my algorithmic developments to accelerate real-world applications. For instance, my algorithmic developments have been applied to accelerate astrophysical discoveries. I am looking for motivated and talented students working on Machine Learning and Reinforcement Learning. Please contact me if you are interested in my research. I was very fortunate to be advised by Professor Alex Szalay and Professor Vova Braverman, and to work with many wonderful collaborators.
[Last Updated Sept. 2019]
- Program Committee: ACML (2019), AAAI (2020)
- Conference Reviewing: AAAI, ICML, NeurIPS, STOC, FOCS, COLT, PODS, ITCS, ACML, AISTATS, ICALP, RANDOM, ESA, LATIN, KAIS, FSTTCS
- Journal Reviewing: Theoretical Computer Science, QIC, JCSS, OPRE
|Avrim Blum||Vladimir Braverman||Tamás Budavári||Miguel Angel Aragon Calvo|
|Zhehui Chen||Simon Du||Ethan X. Fang||Hua Feng|
|Jarvis Haupt||Wei Hu||Philip Kaaret||Sham M Kakade|
|Ananya Kumar||Robert Krauthgamer||Harry Lang||Xingguo Li|
|Yingyu Liang||Zaoxing Liu||Matey Neykov||Mark Neyrinck|
|Aaron Sidford||Joe Silk||Christian Sohler||Zhao Song|
|Alex Szalay||Mengdi Wang||Ruosong Wang||Zhaoran Wang|
|David Woodruff||Zhuoran Yang||Yinyu Ye||Zheng Yu|
|Hongyang Zhang||Tuo Zhao||Peilin Zhong|
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
- Ph.D. in Computer Science, Advisors: Vladimir Braverman, Alex Szalay
- Ph.D. in Physics & Astronomy, Advisor: Alex Szalay
- MS.E. in Computer Science (GPA 4.0/4.0)
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
- B.S. in Math & Physics with High Honors
My middle name Forrest is a translation of my first name (林). My publication name is Lin F. Yang -- to distinguish me from many Lin Yang's. Note that my official name (Lin Yang OR 杨林) does not contain a middle name.