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Yi Yang


I am an assistant professor at the department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management, School of Business and Management, at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). I joined the department in July 2017. Prior to that, I was a post-doc researcher at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

My research interests are scalable machine learning, statistical inference, large-scale social network analysis and computational advertising.

I obtained Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at Northwestern University in 2015. During Ph.D., I was building efficient machine learning models for human language. I received bachelor’s degree from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2009.

I also worked as intern at IBM T.J.Watson Research and Amazon AWS.

I jog and cycle.

For more information about my research, please see Publications.

For more information about my current/recent teaching, please see Teaching.