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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- Optimal policy evaluation using kernel-based temporal difference methodsarXiv Preprint 2021
- Adaptive and robust multi-task learningarXiv Preprint 2022
- Minimax-optimal off-policy evaluation with linear function approximationInternational Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) 2020