Email: xiaohank "at" illinois "dot" edu

Postdoctoral research associate, Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

CSL 128
1308 W Main St, Urbana, IL 61801

About Me

I am a postdoctoral research associate with CSL at the University of Illinois working with Prof. Bruce Hajek.  I received the B.E. degree in electronic engineering at Tsinghua University in 2009.  I received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at Arizona State University under the supervision of Prof. Lei Ying in 2015. 

I am currently working on statistical inference of gene regulatory networks.  Check out our project website here.

I am interested in the interplay between mathematics and engineering.  Specifically, I designed efficient scheduling algorithms with performance guarantees in both wireless networks and data centers.  My dissertation is titled "Performance Analysis of Low-Complexity Resource-Allocation Algorithms in Stochastic Networks Using Fluid Models" and can be found here.

Research Interests

  • Bioinformatics
  • Algorithm design and analysis
  • Resource allocation in data networks
  • Game theory

What's New

Prof. Bruce Hajek presented an overview of our work on gene regulatory network reconstruction at the Workshop on Stochastic Optimization in Networks and Related Topics, Feb 2018, Mumbai, India.

I presented CausNet, a framework for gene regulatory network inference at the Digital Tools and Resources session at the Plant and Animal Genome XXVI Conference (PAG XXVI), Jan 2018, San Diego, CA.
[slides] [poster] [GitHub]

I taught ECE 313 (Probability with Engineering Applications) Section D in Fall 2017.  The course website is here.