Lai, Lifeng

Lab Members

Current PhD Students

Haodong Liang
MS, University of Michigan

Chenye Yang
MS, Columbia University

Guanlin Liu
BS, Zhejiang University, China

Xinyi Ni
BS, Zhejiang University, China

Current MS Students

Parisa Oftadeh
BS, University of Tehran, Iran


Yulu Jin, PhD, 2023
Thesis: Robust Statistical Inference with Privacy and Fairness Constraints
First Employment: Tiktok

Xiaochuan Ma, PhD, 2023 (co-advised with Professor Shuguang Cui)
Thesis: Two-stage Sequential Change Diagnosis Problems
First Employment: Samsung

Minhui Huang, PhD, 2022 (co-advised with Professor Shiqian Ma)
Thesis: Minimax Problems in Optimal Transport: Algorithm Design and Convergence Analysis
First Employment: Meta

Xinyang Cao, PhD, 2022
Thesis: Distributed Optimization Methods Robust to Byzantine Attackers
First Employment: Micron Technology

Aakansha Bhatt, MS,  2022
Thesis: Host Memory Buffer Implementation in Modern Solid State Devices
First Employment: Solidigm

Victor Madrid, MS, 2022
Thesis: An Information Theoretic Approach for Fair Machine Learning

Puning Zhao, PhD, 2021
Thesis: Nearest Neighbor Methods with Applications in Functional Estimation and Machine Learning
First Employment: Tencent

Fuwei Li, PhD, 2021 (co-advised with Professor Shuguang Cui)
Thesis: On the Adversarial Robustness of Machine Learning Algorithms
First Employment: Black Sesame Technology

Melody Tao, MS, 2020
Thesis: Deepfake Detection Using Sequential Transient Change Detection
First Employment: Raytheon

Wenwen Zhao, PhD, 2018
Thesis: Distributed Testing with Multi-terminal Data Compression
First Employment: Johnson Control

Wenwen Tu, PhD, 2018
Thesis: Information Theoretic Approaches for Security and Privacy
First Employment: Black Sesame Technology

Bingwen Zhang, PhD, 2017
Thesis: Change-points Estimation in Statistical Inference and Machine Learning Problems
First Employment: Google

Mostafa El Gamal, PhD, 2017
Thesis: Distributed Statistical Learning under Communication Constraints
First Employment: Western Digital

Ain-ul-Aisha, PhD, 2017
Thesis: Fundamental Limits of Poisson Channels in Visible Light Communications
First Employment: Hatachi Insight Group

Jun Geng, PhD, 2014
Thesis: Quickest Change-Point Detection with Sampling Right Constraints
First Employment: Associate Professor at Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Raied Caromi, PhD, 2014 (Co-advised with Dr. Seshari Mohan)
Thesis:  Optimal Spectrum Sensing and Channel Search Strategies for Cognitive Radio Systems: Algorithms, Analysis and Real-time Implementation
First Employment: National Institute of Standards and Technology

Past Visitors

Tian Xia, Visiting Professor, 2019-2022
Ying Li, Visiting Student, 2019-2020
Ken-wen Huang, Visiting Student, 2019-2020
Jin Xu, Visiting Professor, 2018-2019
Yunfang Zhu, Visiting Professor, 2018-2019
Rongfei Fan, Visiting Professor, 2017-2018
Qian Liu, Visiting Professor, 2017-2018
Qi Gu, Visiting Student, 2017-2018
Zhenzhou Tang, Visiting Professor, 2015
Qian Hu, Visiting Professor, 2015