Ziping Zhao


Ziping Zhao
Assistant Professor
School of Information Science and Technology
ShanghaiTech University
Shanghai, China

  • I have openings for self-motivated Postgraduate Students (both master students and doctoral students) and Visiting Students working on the general areas of optimization, machine learning, and signal processing.

  • I am always welcoming enthusiastic Research Interns to join the group.

  • I have one opening for the Research Assistant position.

    For more details, see [Recruit Notice].

I was born in Shandong, an eastern Chinese province, which is known for its Confucian heritage and Tsingtao beer. Currently, I am an Assistant Professor with the School of Information Science and Technology (SIST) at ShanghaiTech University, Shanghai, China, where I joined in December 2019. I received the Ph.D. degree (HK PhD Fellow) in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong in 2019. Before that, I received a B.Eng. degree with Honours in Electronic and Information Engineering (ranked 1st for 4 years in a row) from the School of Electronic Information and Communications and Qiming College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China in 2014. I have held several visiting research positions in University of Minnesota, Twins City, MN, USA and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong.

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Research Interests

  • [OPT] Optimization Theory and Algorithm Design;

  • [SP] Mathematical Signal and Information Processing;

  • [ML] Machine Learning, Reinforcement Learning, and Deep Learning;

  • with applications in Big Data Analytics, Financial Engineering, and Intelligent Networks.

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Teaching in Fall Term 2020-21

  • SI 231: Matrix Computations for Data Analysis, Signal Processing, and Machine Learning, Time: Tue/Thu 10:15am-11:55am, Venue: Rm. 101, Teaching Center Rm. 1D-108, SIST Building.

  • Office hours: Thu 2:00pm-3:30pm, or by email appointment.

Recent News

  • Aug. 2020 | One paper has been accepted by Asilomar 2020.

  • Jul. 2020 | Yao Zhao from ShanghaiTech University, China has joined the group as a Research Assistant. Welcome!

  • May 2020 | Paper by Fin Yang has been selected as the Best Student Paper Award Finalist in IEEE SAM 2020. Congratulations!

  • Apr. 2020 | Mr. Fin Yang will be joining the Department of Econometrics & Business Statistics at Monash University as a Ph.D. student.

  • Mar. 2020 | The R package for robust reduced-rank nonlinear modeling with streaming data (RRRR) has been published in CRAN.

  • Mar. 2020 | Yujia Zhang from East China Normal University, China has joined the group. Welcome!

  • Mar. 2020 | Two papers have been accepted by IEEE SAM 2020.

  • Jan. 2020 | One paper has been accepted by IEEE ICASSP 2020.

  • Dec. 2019 | Dr. Ying Sun from Purdue University, USA visited my group and gave a talk in SIST Seminar/Lecture on the topic “Decentralized Learning and Collaborative Inference”.

  • Dec. 2019 | Fin Yang from Monash University, Australia has joined the group. Welcome!

  • Dec. 2019 | Zepeng Zhang from Wuhan University, China has joined the group. Welcome!


Office: Rm. 1C-503C, SIST Building [transportation guide]
Mailing Address: Office Add. + 393 Middle Huaxia Road, Pudong, Shanghai 201210, China
Email: zhaoziping AT shanghaitech DOT edu DOT cn