Joint BS/MS in Statistics, Wuhan University and UW-Madison, 2020
Former Master's Students:
Yuchen Zeng (2020, Master's student in Data Science)
On to UW-Madison as a PhD student in Computer Science
Zhuoyan Xu (2020, Master's student in Data Science)
On to UW-Madison as a PhD student in Statistics
Want to join?
[Update on Dec/2021] My group has one Postdoc position available. Postdoc applicants should send me their CV, 1-2 best papers, and keywords "ML Foundation" in their subject line to indicate they have read my website.
I am actively looking for current PhD students in UW-Madison with strong mathematical background and high motivation. Click to read my research summaries and general expectations. If you are already admitted in UW-Madison and want to join my group, please send me an email.
solid undergraduate training in applied mathematics -- including but not limited to, probability and stochastic processes, matrix analysis, real analysis, functional anaysis, and optimization.
strong interests in foundational problems at the intersection of statistics, machine learning, and (theoretical) computer science.
prior exposure to information theory or high-dimensional statistics is a plus, but not necessary.
(most importantly) grit.
A student-advisor relationship is a huge commitement -- both on you and on me. I was extremely lucky to have received the best mentoring I could ask for in my past career. Therefore, I hope to return the favor to the community by being a good mentor myself.
I usually do not directly take incoming PhD students as research assistants.
Most often we will be working together for a trial period (a semester or two), so we get to know whether we enjoy each other.