Yao Li
Yao Li
Assistant Professor
305 Hanes Hall

I received my Master's degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science under supervision of Professor Piotr Fryzlewicz. My Ph.D. education took place at UC Davis, under Professors Cho-Jui Hsieh and Thomas Lee.

Research Interests

Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Adversarial Examples, Recommender System.

Research Synopsis

My research focuses on developing new algorithms to resolve the real-world difficulties in the machine learning pipeline. I study both statistical and computational aspects of machine learning models. I am interested in developing new models with statistical guarantees, such as recommeder systems, factorial machine and fiducial inference. Currently, I work on adversarial examples, trying to improve the robustness of deep neural networks.