June 3, 2024

Research Assistant (RA) Opportunity with Professor Chaoyue Liu

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Research Assistant (RA) Opportunity with new ECE faculty member, Chaoyue Liu

For prospective students: I am looking for self-motivated Ph.D. students to join my group in Purdue ECE starting Fall 2024/Spring 2025, to study interesting and fundamental problems of deep learning. Financial support will be immediately available. Good mathematical and/or physics background is preferable.

Research Interests: My research focuses on the (theoretical) foundation of deep learning and its applications. I am enthusiastic in studying fundamental deep learning problems and opening the “black box” of deep learning, by theoretically understanding the neural network models and the dynamics of neural network training. I am also interested in applying these new findings to solve practical problems. 
In the past few years, my research effort has been devoted to finding fundamental properties of neural networks and/or algorithms that are responsible for the practical fast training. By doing so, we were able to establish optimization theories and develop accelerated algorithms for neural networks. Lately, I am working on properties and training dynamics of attention-models, feature learning, architecture’s effect on feature representation, and so on.
My research interests also include: experimentally finding new phenomena in deep learning and understanding/explaining them using mathematical tools, and the connections between optimization and generalization performance of neural networks.
If you are interested in working with me, please send me an email (to chl212@ucsd.edu ,ch[el]2[one]2) with your CV and transcripts.