CB 423, Chow Yei Ching Building
Department of Computer Science
University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
zhiyi [at] cs [dot] hku [dot] hk
hzhiyi [at] hku [dot] hk
hzhiyi [dot] tcs [at] gmail [dot] com
I am an associate professor of Computer Science at the University of Hong Kong.
I work broadly on theoretical computer science.
Before joining HKU, I was a postdoc at Stanford University from 2013 to 2014, working with Tim Roughgarden.
I obtained my Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania under Sampath Kannan and Aaron Roth in 2013.
During grad school, I interned at Microsoft Research Redmond under Nikhil R. Devanur in the summers of 2011 and 2012.
Before that I got a bachelor degree from the first "Yao Class" under Andrew Yao at Tsinghua University in 2008.
I was the recipient of the Best Paper Awards of FOCS 2020 and SPAA 2015, an Early Career Award by RGC Hong Kong, a Morris and Dorothy Rubinoff Dissertation Award, and a Simons Graduate Fellowship in Theoretical Computer Science.
- May. 2021: My paper with Chenghao Guo, Zhihao Gavin Tang, and Xinzhi Zhang, "Generalizing complex hypotheses on product distributions: auctions, prophet inequalities, and Pandora's problem", was accepted to COLT 2021.
- May. 2021: My paper with Yihang Hu, Yiheng Shen, and Xiangning Wang, "Targeting makes sample efficiency in auction design", was accepted to EC 2021.
- Feb. 2021: My paper with Xinkai Shu, "Online stochastic matching, Poisson arrivals, and the natural linear program", was accepted to STOC 2021.
- Jul. 2020: The following papers were accepted to FOCS 2020.