PhD candidate
Cornell University

Yixuan (Sharon) Li is a PhD candidate at Cornell University, advised by John E. Hopcroft. She has pursued thesis research on both principled and applied aspects of machine perception, learning and reasoning. Yixuan is particularly interested in large-scale machine learning for the web, with topics including scalable semi-supervised learning, deep representation learning for vision tasks, user modeling in social media, and visual attention based personalization etc. A key focus of her recent work has been on deep representation learning. She has published papers in several major conferences including NIPS, CVPR, ICLR, WWW etc. Prior to coming to Cornell, Yixuan graduated from Shanghai Jiaotong University with B.Eng in Information Engineering in 2013. She has spent two summers at Google (Research) Mountain View in 2015 and 2016.