Yaqi Duan

Welcome to my site! I am a postdoctoral researcher at Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, working with Professor Martin J. Wainwright. My research interests lie in machine learning, particularly statistical aspects of reinforcement learning.

In fall 2023, I will start as an Assistant Professor at the department of Technology, Operations, and Statistics at Stern School of Business at New York University. I graduated with a Ph.D. degree from the department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University. Prior to Princeton, I received a B.S. in Mathematics from Peking University.

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📧 yaqid [At] mit [Dot] edu

📬 32-D740 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

Selected publications

  1. Optimal policy evaluation using kernel-based temporal difference methods
    Duan, Yaqi, Wang, Mengdi, and Wainwright, Martin J.
    arXiv Preprint 2021
  2. Adaptive and robust multi-task learning
    Duan, Yaqi, and Wang, Kaizheng
    arXiv Preprint 2022
  3. Minimax-optimal off-policy evaluation with linear function approximation
    Duan, Yaqi, and Wang, Mengdi
    International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) 2020