Xing Gao

高 杏

Why am I so happy?

I am a second year PhD student in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. My area of interest is Mathematical Computer Science, especially Machine Learning Theory and Algorithms. My advisor is Prof. Lev Reyzin.

I graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2013, M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2014 with specialization in Electromagnetics, and M.S. in Computer Science in 2020 with specialization in Computational Perception and Robotics.

My resume can be found here.

My main research interests include the theory and appilcation of Machine Learning.

Recently I've been studying interactive learning on various graph structures, as well as matrix completion using non-convex optimization.

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I have been teaching myself to play the violin since 2017 with resources online. I started this journey as an experiment to observe "human learning" to gain insight into machine learning, but soon I realized human brain is more complicated than any machine ever built, and part of my learning process always seems like a blackbox.
While machine learning is Math, human learning is MAGIC.

It looks better than it sounds.
I have 2 cats: Ding Ding 鼎鼎 (left) and Da Ming 大铭 (right).
Ding Ding of House Gao, Little Ball of Fur.
Da Ming of House Gao, the Knight of the Dark.