Dongruo Zhou

Department of Computer Science,

University of California, Los Angeles.

Email: drzhou at cs dot ucla dot edu

Address: 404 Westwood Plaza, Engineering VI,

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1596

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I am a third-year PhD student at Department of Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles, advised by Prof. Quanquan Gu. Previously I obtained my B.Sc from Department of Mathematics Science, Tsinghua University. After that, I spent one year at Department of System and Information Engineering (Engineering Systems and Environment), University of Virginia.


My research interests are about optimization, reinforcement learning and machine learning. I am interested in designing provable new stochastic algorithms based on classical first-order or high-order deterministic algorithms. I am also interested in understanding basic limitations for different classes of algorithms.


My name is pronounced as DAWN-raw JOH.

Education

  • 2018 - Present University of California, Los Angeles,

Ph.D. student in Computer Science.

  • 2017 - 2018 University of Virginia,

Ph.D. student in System and Information Engineering.

  • 2013 - 2017 Tsinghua University,

Bachelor of Science in Pure and applied Mathematics.

Publication

(* indicates equal contribution )

Preprints

Tianhao Wang*, Dongruo Zhou*, Quanquan Gu.


Jiafan He, Dongruo Zhou, Quanquan Gu.


Conference Publications

Dongruo Zhou, Quanquan Gu, Csaba Szepesvári,

Conference on Learning Theory (COLT), 2021.


Jiafan He, Dongruo Zhou, Quanquan Gu,

International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2021.


Dongruo Zhou, Jiafan He, Quanquan Gu,

International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2021.


Weitong Zhang, Dongruo Zhou, Lihong Li, Quanquan Gu,

International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), 2021.


Dongruo Zhou, Lihong Li, Quanquan Gu,

International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2020. [slides]


Jinghui Chen, Dongruo Zhou, Yiqi Tang, Ziyan Yang, Yuan Cao, Quanquan Gu,

International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 2020.


Dongruo Zhou, Yuan Cao, Quanquan Gu,

International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS), 2020.


Dongruo Zhou, Quanquan Gu,

International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS), 2020.


Jinghui Chen, Dongruo Zhou, Jinfeng Yi, Quanquan Gu,

Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2020.


Dongruo Zhou, Quanquan Gu,

International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2019.


Dongruo Zhou, Pan Xu, Quanquan Gu,

Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), 2018; Spotlight.


Dongruo Zhou, Pan Xu, Quanquan Gu,

International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2018.


Journal Publications

Dongruo Zhou, Pan Xu, Quanquan Gu,

Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR), 2020.


Dongruo Zhou, Pan Xu, Quanquan Gu,

Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR), 2019.


Difan Zou*, Yuan Cao*, Dongruo Zhou, Quanquan Gu.

Machine Learning Journal (MLJ), 2019.


Workshop Publications

Dongruo Zhou, Jiahao Chen, Quanquan Gu,

Challenges of Real-World RL (RWRL), NeurIPS, 2020.


Dongruo Zhou*, Jinghui Chen*, Yuan Cao*, Yiqi Tang, Ziyan Yang, Quanquan Gu.

12th Annual Workshop on Optimization for Machine Learning (OPT2020), NeurIPS, 2020.