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Pan Li

Assistant Professor in Computer Science

Joined department: Fall 2020


Ph.D. , UIUC, Electrical and Computer Engineering (2019)
Postdoc, Stanford University, Computer Science (2020)

Professor Li works on a broad range of problems related to algorithms to process structured data, particularly graph and network data. His research mainly focuses on connecting theory and practice by developing principled algorithms, pumping up their computational efficiency and digging out new applications for structured data processing. Specifically, his recent research results included spectral theory and scalable algorithms for higher-order graphs, theory and new applications for graph neural networks, hardware-friendly graph and network computation, and scalable ranking algorithms for large-scale recommender systems.

Selected Publications

Pan Li and Olgica Milenkovic, "Inhomogoenous Hypergraph Clustering with Applications," NeurIPS 2017.

Pan Li, Niao He and Olgica Milenkovic, "Quadratic Decomposable Submodular Function Minimization: Theory and Practice", JMLR 2020.

Pan Li, Zhen Qin, Xuanhui Wang and Donald Metzler, "Combining Decision Trees and Neural Networks for Learning to Rank in Personal Search," KDD 2019.

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