About Me

Education

  • September, 2014 ~ August, 2019
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
    Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering (Convex Optimization Research Group of DSAI Direction by Daniel P. Palomar, Professor of Optimization)
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
    Thesis: Signal Processing and Machine Learning for Statistical Arbitrage in Finance: Models, Algorithms, and Analysis

  • September, 2010 ~ June, 2014
    Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST)
    Qiming Honors College & Department of Electronic and Information Engineering
    Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) (graduated with the highest honor)
    Thesis: Efficient Multi-View Video Coding and Depth Generation in Interactive 3D Video

Research Experience

  • November, 2019 ~ now
    ShanghaiTech University
    School of Information Science and Technology
    Assistant Professor

  • August, 2019 ~ November, 2019
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
    Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering
    Visiting Research Scientist

  • February, 2018 ~ August, 2018
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Visiting Research Fellow (Hosted by Mingyi Hong)

Awards and Honors Highlight

  • Overseas Research Awards (ORA), HKUST, 2018

  • IEEE SPS Student Travel Grant for GlobalSIP, 2017

  • UGC Research Travel Grant, Hong Kong, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17

  • Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (HKPF), Hong Kong, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18

  • Conference Travel Grant for HK PhD Fellow, Hong Kong, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18

  • Outstanding Graduate Award, HUST, 2014

  • Huiding (Goodix) Technology Fellowship (Top 0.1%), 2013

  • Outstanding Fellow in Qiming College of HUST (Top 0.5%)

  • Undergraduate Research Excellence Award, HUST, 2013

  • Outstanding Fellow in HUST (top 2%), 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

  • National Scholarship (Top 1%), China, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14

  • The First Prize Scholarship (Top 1%), HUST, 2010-11

Research Projects

  • “Study on Financial Statistical Arbitrage Strategies Based on Signal Processing Techniques” (NFSC Youth Program) | Grant No.: 62001295 | PI: Ziping Zhao

  • “Data-Driven Large-Scale Portfolio Design” (Shanghai Sailing Program) | Grant No.: 20YF1430800 | PI: Ziping Zhao

  • “Optimization, Learning, and Inference in Big Data Analytics” (ShanghaiTech Start-up Research Fund) | PI: Ziping Zhao

Professional Activities and Service

  • Technical Reviewer for Journals

    • Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR)

    • IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing (JSTSP)

    • IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (TSP)

    • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP)

    • IEEE Signal Processing Letters (SPL)

    • EURASIP Signal Processing (SP)

    • EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing (JASP)

    • IMA Journal of Management Mathematics (MAN)

  • Technical Reviewer for Conferences

    • NeurIPS/NIPS, ICML, AISTATS, UAI

    • IEEE ICASSP, IEEE GlobalSIP, IEEE ICIP

    • IEEE SSP, IEEE SAM, IEEE CAMSAP, IEEE SPAWC, IEEE ISBI

    • Asilomar/ACSSC, EURASIP EUSIPCO, APSIPA ASC