Yihan Zhang

I am a postdoc at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria, hosted by Marco Mondelli. From Oct 2020 to Oct 2021, I was a postdoc at the Henry and Marilyn Taub Faculty of Computer Science, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, hosted by Nir Ailon. I received my PhD degree in Aug 2020 from the Department of Information Engineering, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong where I was fortunate to be advised by Sidharth Jaggi (now at School of Mathematics, University of Bristol). From July 11 to Aug 9, 2019, I participated in a Summer Cluster Error-Correcting Codes and High-Dimensional Expansion at Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at University of California, Berkeley, hosted by Mary Wootters from Stanford University. I was working with Venkatesan Guruswami (now at University of California, Berkeley) at the Computer Science Department of Carnegie Mellon University from July to Dec, 2018. I received my BEng degree in Computer Science and Technology from Northeastern University, Shenyang, China, in June 2016. 

My research interests lie in coding theory, information theory and statistics theory (in no particular order). 

Here is my CV and here is my research statement

Reach me at zephyr (dot) z798 (at) gmail (dot) com or drop by I21.O1.112, Office Building West, IST Austria.

I am in support of slow science. See also reflections by Yoshua Bengio.

Since some people care about it, I may put the (α-β) label to indicate alphabetical author order (see the Hardy--Littlewood rule).