Lanlan Liu

PhD Candidate

Office 3849, Beyster Building

2260 Hayward Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
llanlan [at] umich [dot] edu

I am Lanlan Liu, a third-year PhD student in Computer Science and Engineering at University of Michigan, advised by Prof. Jia DengI obtained my bachelor degree from University of Science and Technology of ChinaMy research interest is focused on Dynamic Computation in Deep Learning and Computer Vision. I am doing internship in Summer 2018 at Google Cloud, advised by Dr. Tomas Pfister.


09/2015–now PhD candidate, Computer Science and Engineering
Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor
GPA:                      4.0/4.0 
Advisor:                Prof. Jia Deng 

08/2011–06/2015 B.E., Computer Science and Technology
School for the Gifted YoungUniversity of Science and Technology of China
-The Talent Class for Computer and Information Science
GPA:                      3.89/4.30


Dynamic Deep Neural Networks: optimizing Accuracy-Efficiency Trade-offs by Selective Execution
Lanlan Liu
, Jia Deng 
AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2018  [link

AdaLoss: Optimizing Non-differentiable Performance Metrics by Adaptive Interpolation
Lanlan Liu, Mingzhe Wang, Jia Deng 
Under review in NIPS 2018  

Professional Activities:

    - IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI)

    - Dynamic Deep Neural Networks. CVPR 2017 WiCV Workshop

Intern Experience:

05/2018-present Research InternGoogle Cloud AI, supervised by Dr. Tomas Pfister
09/2014-01/2015 Research InternMicrosoft Research Asiasupervised by Dr. Tie-Yan Liu and Dr. Taifeng Wang
07/2014-09/2014 Visiting StudentUCLA CSST Programsupervised by Prof. Alan L. Yuille 
07/2013-08/2013 Research InternMicrosoft Research Asia, supervised by Dr. Tie-Yan Liu and Dr. Taifeng Wang

Activities and Services:

2017-now President of USTC Alumni Association in Great Detroit Area
2016-now Corporate Chair of Ensemble of Computer Science and Engineering Ladies @UofM
2016 Oct. Volunteer and attendee of Grace Hopper Celebration 2016
2012-2013 Vice Chair of Student Union of School for the Gifted Young @USTC
2011-2013 Volunteer at Volunteer’s Team for Alumni @USTC

Selected Honors:

06/2017 Rackham Conference Travel Grant, University of Michigan
08/2016 Grace Hopper Celebration Travel Grant, University of Michigan
07/2014 Google Anita Borg Scholarship ( Top 3% )
06/2014 Microsoft-IEEE Young Fellowship ( Top 2% )
10/2011 Gifted New Student Award, USTC Oversea Alumni Foundation ( Top 0.2% )
10/2013 Award of Excellent Intern, Stars of Tomorrow Program, MSRA ( Top 15% )