Yuan Cao

Assistant Professor
Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science
Department of Mathematics
The University of Hong Kong

Office: Rm 118, Run Run Shaw Building
Phone: (852) 3917-8315
Email: yuancao@hku.hk

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science and the Department of Mathematics at the University of Hong Kong. Before joining the University of Hong Kong, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Computer Science at University of California, Los Angeles working with Prof. Quanquan Gu. I obtained my Ph.D. in the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University, where I worked with Prof. Han Liu and Prof. Weinan E.

I am looking for highly motivated Ph.D. students to work with me on research problems in machine learning and statistics. Please drop me an email with your CV if you are interested in joining my group.

Research Interests

My research interests include:

  • Machine learning
  • Learning theory
  • High-dimensional data analysis
  • Optimization

Publications and Preprints

(* indicates equal contribution)