Furong Huang

Postdoctoral Researcher 

641 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY 


Work: +1 (917) 472-8251 (not recommended)

I will be joining the Computer Science Department at University of Maryland, College Park as an assistant professor starting from Fall 2017. 

If you are a prospective student who wants to work with me, click here; if you are a current student who wants to work with me, drop me an email. 

My research spans theoretical and applied machine learning, with a focus but is not limited to 

  • learning (latent variable) probabilistic graphical models in high-dimensions

  • designing scalable and distributed spectral methods with guarantees

  • efficient non-convex optimization with convergence guarantees, especially on tensor decomposition

  • machine learning in social networks, natural language processing, computer vision, neuroscience, healthcare analytics and computational biology

    Keywords: machine learning, high dimensional statistics, unsupervised learning, non-convex optimization, spectral methods, latent variable graphical model


  • Seminar Talk at NYU I gave a talk at the NYU Machine Learning Seminar on April 4th 2017 at Warren Weaver Hall, 251 Mercer Street, New York, NY. 
    Posted Apr 4, 2017, 4:17 PM by Furong Huang
  • Spotlight Talk at Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing The workshop is "Representation Learning", and there are many great talks available on Youtube. The link to my talk is here.
    Posted Mar 30, 2017, 8:27 PM by Furong Huang
  • Spotlight Talk at 11th Annual Machine Learning Symposium I gave a spotlight talk at the 11th Annual Machine Learning Symposium  organized by Machine Learning Discussion Group at the New York Academy of Sciences on March 3rd 2017.  I ...
    Posted Mar 6, 2017, 10:54 AM by Furong Huang
  • Attending Women in Data Science Conference I gave a welcome and opening remark at the live streaming event of "Women in Data Science" conference at Stanford University, located in New York City. 
    Posted Feb 3, 2017, 11:46 AM by Furong Huang
  • Microsoft Research New York City Tea Talk I gave a tea talk on Nov 3, 16 at MSR-NYC. The slides are here: pdf. 
    Posted Nov 3, 2016, 10:17 AM by Furong Huang
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