Yu-Xiang Wang

Yu-Xiang Wang

Eugene Aas Chair
Assistant Professor
Computer Science

Computer Science


(805) 893-2299
2013 Henley Hall

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106


Early CAREER Award, National Science Foundation; Google Research Scholar Award; Machine Learning Research Award, Amazon Web Services; Notable Paper Award, Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTAT)


Machine Learning and Data Mining

Wang's research interests lie in the broad area of statistical machine learning — a research field that addresses the statistical and computational properties of machine learning algorithms and their optimality guarantees. Specifically, his work focuses on developing provable and practical methods for various challenging  learning regimes (e.g., high dimensional, heterogeneous, privacy-constrained, sequential, parallel and distributed) and often involves exploiting hidden structures in data (generalized sparsity, union-of-subspace, graph or network structures), balancing various resources (model complexity, statistical power and privacy budgets) as well as developing scalable optimization tools (e.g., those tailored for deep learning).


PhD     Statistics and Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University, 2017
MEng.  Electrical Engineering, National University of Singapore, 2013
BEng.  Electrial Engineering, National University of Singapore, 2011