I am from Kunming, a cozy city in southwest China. I received my PhD in Statistics at The University of Texas at Austin. I was fortunately to be advised by Prof. Mingyuan Zhou. Before coming to UT, I spent four years as undergraduate in the School of Mathematical Sciences at Fudan University.
I am broadly interested in Bayesian statistics and machine learning. My thesis has focused on the variational methods with dependence structures, by designing fast and accurate algorithms, and analyzing their theoretical properties. My research interests are: