
MEMBERS
Postdoctoral Researchers

Chunfeng Cui, PhD Google
Scholar
Chunfeng received her PhD degree in Computational Math
from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2016. After that,
she spent one year at the City University of Hong Kong as a
postdoc researcher, where she worked on optimization and
tensor methods for hypergraph, computer vision and
bioinformatics. She joined UCSB in Nov. 2017, and she is
currently working on two topics: (1) uncertainty
quantification for electronic and photonic design
automation, (2) tensor methods for machine learning.
Publications: C16 (ICCAD 2018), C18 (EPEPS 2018), J25 (TCPMT
2019), C20 (NEMO 2019), J28 (TCAD), C23 (ICCAD 2019), J30 (TCAD)
Awards: EPEPS'2018 Best Paper Award, Rising Stars
in Computational and Data Sciences of 2019 (one of 32
awardees in US), Rising Stars in EECS, Zhong Jiaqing Math
Prize from Chinese Math Society (4 awardees every other
year), IEEE TCPMT Best Paper Award in 2020. Visiting/Intern Experience: visiting scholar at Skoltech (with Prof. Ivan Oseledets). 
Graduate Students

Cole Hawkins, PhD student in Math
Google Scholar Cole received his B.A. degree in
Mathematics from Amherst College, Amherst, MA, in 2016. He
started his gradaute study in the Math Department at UCSB in
2016, and joined our group in Fall 2017. He is interested in
tensor computation, uncertainty quantification, and Bayesian
inference.
Publications: C17 (ICDM 2018), C23 (ICCAD 2019)
Visiting/Intern
Experience: summer intern at Intel Research Labs. 

Huishan Chen, MSc student in ECE Huishan
received her B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering
from UCSB in 2018. She joined us in Fall 2017 during her
undergradaute study. Currently she is working towards her MSc
degree, and she is interested in verification and control techniques
for autonomous dynamic systems with uncertainties. 

Zichang He, MSc/PhD student in ECE Google
Scholar Zichang received his B.Eng. degree in Detection, Guidance
and Control Technology from the Northwestern Polytechnical
University of China in 2018. He joined UCSB in fall 2018, and he is
interested in uncertainty quantification and statistical inference
for tensor computation.
Publications: C22 (ICCAD 2019)


Jianyu Xu, MSc/PhD student in Computer
Science
Jianyu received
his B.Eng. degree in Measurement & Control Technology and Instrument
from Tsinghua University in China, in the year 2019. He joined UCSB
in fall 2019, and he is interested in tensor networks, tensor
calculus, machine learning and computational complexity. He is also
good at combinatorics. He is coadvised by Prof. Zhang and Prof. YuXiang
Wang. 

Haoqiao (Andy) Sun, PhD student in Math
Haoqiao received his
B.Sc. degree in Applied Mathematics from UCSD in 2019. He started
his graduate study in the Math Department at UCSB in 2019, and
joined our group in Jan. 2020. He is interested in quantum
algorithms, quantum photonics, machine learning, and tensor
networks. He is coadvised by Prof. Galan Moody. 

Kaiqi Zhang, PhD student in ECE
Kaiqi
received his B.Eng degree in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua
University of China in 2016, and his MSc degree in Electrical and
Computer Engineering from UC Davis in 2018. He joined UCSB in fall
2018, and he is interested in tensor methods for hardware/algorithm
cooptimization of machine learning.
Publications: C21 (ICCAD 2019) 
Undergraduate Researchers

Xiyuan Zhang, Undergradaute student in
ECE Xiyuan is expected to receive her B. Eng. degree
in ECE at UCSB in 2020. She is interested in FPGA
acceleration of machine learning algorithms.
Publications:
C21 (ICCAD 2019)
Visiting/Intern
Experience: summer intern at Xilinx, Beijing. 

Weiyun Jiang, Undergradaute student in
ECE Weiyun is expected to receive his B. Eng degree in
ECE at UCSB in 2020. He is interested in design automation
algorithms and algorithm/hardware codesign for tensor dat
analysis. He previously worked numerical methods for
oscillatory circuits and systems, currently he is working on
FPGA optimization for tensor algorithms. 
Visiting Students/Scholars

Zhongming Chen, Visiting Scholar
Zhongming
received his PhD degree in computational mathematics from
Nankai University in 2015. He was a postdoc fellow with the
University of Hong Kong in 2016. Now he is an associate
professor with Hangzhou Dianzi University. He joined UCSB as
a visiting scholar in Jan. 2020. He is interested in
numerical optimization, tensor computation and machine
learning. 

Lu Ye, Visiting Scholar
Lu
received her
B.S. and Ph.D degrees in probability and statistics from Nankai University, China. She is a faculty
member with Zhejiang SciTech
University, China. She joined our group in January 2020. She
is interested in uncertainty quantification and Bayesian
inference for high dimensional data. 

Zhuotong
Chen, Visiting Researcher
Zhuotong received his B.S. in Electrical
and Computer Engineering from University of Manitoba, MB,
Canada, in 2018. He joined us in
spring 2019. He is interested in tensor methods, autonomous
system verification, stability analysis in machine learning.
He previously worked on computational electromagnetics.
Publications: J29 (TMMT 2019) 
FORMER MEMBERS
Graduate Students:

Ahmed Wahba, PhD in ECE (2019)
Google Scholar
Ahmed received PhD degree in Electrical and Computer
Engineering from UCSB in 2019. His thesis adviser is Prof.
LiC. Wang, and he worked with us in 2018. Our collaborative
work on tensor methods for semiconductor yield data analysis
lead to the body section of his PhD dissertation. Publications: C19 (VTS 2019) 

Kaikai Liu, Gradaute student in ECE Kaikai
received his B.Sc. degree in Physics from Huazhong University of
Science and Technology in China in 2018. He started his
graduate research with us in the academic year 2018/2019, and his
research topic was uncertaintyaware and
datadriven techniques for photonic design automation. He
is working on photonic design at UCSB.
Publications: J29 (TCAD)

Visiting Scholars/Students:

Cong Zou,
Undergradaute student from Tsinghua University Cong is
received her B. Eng degree in Electronic
Engineering at Tsinghua University in 2019. She joined us as
a visiting undergraduate researcher in Summer 2018, and she
was working on
tensor methods for machine learning. 

Ziming Liu, Undergradaute
student from Peking University,
Google Scholar Ziming is
expected to receive his bachelor’s degree in physics at Peking
University in 2020. He joined us as a summer intern in 2019. He is
interested in the interface of Bayesian learning, tensor methods and
statistical physics. During his summer intern, we proposed a novel
Hamiltonian Monte Carlo algorithm inspired from quantum mechanics,
and the paper draft is available at
here. 
Undergraduate Researchers:

Huishan,
B.Sc. in ECE 2018
Huishan
received her B.Sc degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering
from UCSB in 2018. She joined us in Fall 2017 as an undergraduate
researcher Currently she is continuing working towards her MSc
degree, and she is interested in verification and control techniques
for autonomous dynamic systems with uncertainties. 

Max Gershman, Undergraduate
student in Math Max received his B.A.
degree in math at UCSB in 2019. He worked with us in 2018 on uncertainty quantification with
correlated nonGaussian random parameters.
Publications: C18 (EPEPS 2018)
Award:
EPEPS'2018 Best Paper Award 

Jiali
Luan,
B.Sc. in Math 2018 Jiali
received her B.Sc. in Math at UCSB in 2018. She joined us in summer 2017 as an undergraduate
researcher and worked on tensor methods for semiconductor
data analytics. Currently she is a graduate student at
University of Michigan. Publications: J27 (TCAD
2019) 
 