Zhishen Huang
Graduate Student
I am a fifth-year PhD student based in Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado Boulder. My advisor is Prof. Stephen Becker.  Before Boulder, I received my BSc in Physics from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in June 2015.
My main research interest is theoretical aspects of statistical ML. I have worked on nonconvex optimization (saddle point escape), data sketching (matrix sparsification and statistics estimation) and Gaussian processes for high dimension application. As a side interest from the past, I have also studied quantum sensing and general relativity.
In the near future, I plan to incorporate reinforcement learning into my research, as I believe stochastic analysis has its role to play in statistical ML. 
I am actively looking for research collaborators. If you have an idea and would like to have a discussion, please feel free to contact me.
"Good old Watson! You are the one fixed point in a changing age. There's an east wind coming all the same, such a wind as never blew on England yet. It will be cold and bitter, Watson, and a good many of us may wither before its blast. But it's God's own wind none the less, and a cleaner, better, stronger land will lie in the sunshine when the storm has cleared."​