Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley, 2019
with Designated Emphasis in Communication, Computation, and Statistics
M.A. in Pure Mathematics, UC Berkeley, UC Berkeley, 2014 – 2015
M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley, 2012 – 2015
B.E. in Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 2008 – 2012
I received my bachelor’s degree from the Electrical Engineering department at Tsinghua University, Beijing in 2012. Then, I joined the EECS department and Berkeley AI Research (BAIR) at UC Berkeley, to pursue my Ph.D. study on unsupervised learning and generative models under the supervision of Professor Bruno Olshausen. Along the way, I have received my M.S. degree in EECS and M.A. degree in mathematics at Berkeley. In 2012, I was awarded the NSF GRFP fellowship. In 2019, I got my Ph.D. from the EECS department. In late 2020, I started to work with Yann LeCun at FAIR as a postdoctoral scholar where I continue to work on unsupervised representation learning. I also serve as a reviewer for NeurIPS, ICLR, ICML, AAAI, CVPR, Neural Computation, etc. When I’m away from my research, I enjoy practicing mixed martial art (MMA) and I’m an active member of the UC Berkeley Judo Team.