I received my PhD in 2015 from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, where I was extremely fortunate to be advised by Prof. Johan Håstad. I then did a postdoc at EPFL, under the supervision of Prof. Ola Svensson.
I did my undergraduate studies at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. I had also worked as an intern student at Theory Group of Microsoft Research Asia, supervised by Prof. Pinyan Lu. During the fall semester of 2013, I visited Prof. Ryan O'Donnell at Carnegie Mellon University. I also did a summer internship at Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago with Prof. Madhur Tulsiani June - August, 2014.
- Adversarial Attacks and Defences Competition, with Alexey Kurakin, Ian Goodfellow, Samy Bengio, et.al. 2018.
- Semi-Supervised Algorithms for Approximately Optimal and Accurate Clustering, with Buddhima Gamlath and Ola Svensson. To appear in ICALP 2018.
- Small Extended Formulation for Knapsack Cover Inequalities from Monotone Circuits, with Abbas Bazzi, Samuel Fiorini and Ola Svensson. SODA 2017.
- 2(log N)1/10-o(1) Hardness for Hypergraph Coloring. Manuscript.
- Improved NP-inapproximability for 2-variable linear equations, with Johan Håstad, Rajsekar Manokaran, Ryan O'Donnell and John Wright. Theory of Computing 13(19), 2017. Preliminary version in APPROX 2015.
- Improved Hardness of Approximating Chromatic Number. APPROX 2013.
- Approximation Resistance on Satisfiable Instances for Predicates with Few Accepting Inputs. Theory of Computing 10(14), 2014, 359--388. Preliminary version in STOC 2013.
- A Dichotomy for Real Weighted Holant Problems, with Pinyan Lu. Computational Complexity, 2015. Preliminary version in CCC 2012.
- The Complexity of Weighted Boolean #CSP Modulo k, with Heng Guo, Pinyan Lu and Mingji Xia, STACS 2011.
- From Holant To #CSP And Back: Dichotomy For Holantc Problems, with Jin-Yi Cai and Pinyan Lu, Algorithmica 64(3): 511--533, 2012. Preliminary version in ISAAC 2010 (best paper).
- Hardness of Constraint Satisfaction and Hypergraph Coloring: Constructions of Probabilistically Checkable Proofs with Perfect Completeness. PhD Thesis, 2015, Stockholm, Sweden.