Yao Li

I am an assistant professor of Statistics at UNC Chapel Hill. I was a Ph.D. student at UC Davis working with Prof. Cho-Jui Hsieh and Prof. Thomas Lee. I received my master degree in London School of Economics and Political Science under supervision of Prof. Piotr Fryzlewicz.

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 am working on adversarial examples, trying to improve the robustness of deep neural networks.

I’m looking for motivated students to work with me.

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