Hongyang Ryan Zhang
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Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Northeastern University

Email: ho.zhang@northeastern.edu or

Address: 177 Huntington Ave, Room 2211 (note).
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Hi! I am an assistant professor of computer science at Northeastern University since Fall 2020. My work lies in the intersection of applied machine learning, statistical learning theory, and network analysis, with a particular emphasis on algorithms and generalization theories. I received my Ph.D. from Stanford, jointly advised by Ashish Goel and Greg Valiant. Meanwhile, I had the great fortune of working with Moses Charikar, Tengyu Ma, and Chris Ré's group. Before moving to Boston, I spent ten months as a postdoc at UPenn's statistics department. I received a B.Eng. from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

My current focus is methodological and theoretical questions related to ML algorithms and graphs, including: (i) generalization and transfer: Understanding generalization for deep neural nets and transfer of large pretrained neural nets. (ii) learning from limited data: learning with noisy and weak supervisions, multitask learning, and data augmentation. (iii) graphs algorithms and learning on graphs: PageRank estimation, intervention on mobility networks, and generalization in graph neural networks.





Prior to 2019

Remark: Some of my papers, marked by an asterisk, use an alphabetical ordering of author names.


Ph.D. students

Master's students


Prospective students interested in pursuing theoretical and algorithmic aspects of machine learning are welcome to contact me. Take a look at my recent papers and recent projects at GitHub. Undergraduate students interested in pursuing research are also encouraged to contact me. If you did not receive a reponse from me in one week, please send it again. Thanks!

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