Education & Work

With Rob Kostald, head coach of USACO
Zeyuan being awarded the World Champion's Prize
by Rob Kostald, the head coach of USACO
@ Merida, Mexico, 2006


Tsinghua University

Institute for Advanced Study (09/2016 - 08/2017)

Princeton University (09/2015 - 08/2016)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (09/2010 - 08/2015)

Tsinghua University (09/2006 – 07/2010)

Nanjing Foreign Language School (09/2000 – 06/2006)

Personal Information

Main Research Areas

Algorithms, Optimization, Mathematical Modeling, Game Theoretic Mechanism Design

Research Interests

My research interests lie in algorithm design in its broadest sense and in the mathematical modeling for physical, social, economic, and biological systems. Regarding my past research, I have worked on developing the core mathematics for algorithms across different subjects related to computer science, including graph theory, machine learning, data minning, sublinear-time algorithms, game theory, complexity, computational neuroscience, and programming language.


Selected Awards

Full list see here.

2013 Simons Award for TCS Graduate Student  
2009 Best Student Paper Runner Up‏ IEEE ICDM 2009.
2009 Microsoft Young Fellow  
2009 World’s 2nd Place ($3000) ACM/ICPC World Final .
2009 Outstanding Prize (Highest Award) USA Mathematical Contest in Modeling.
2008 World’s 2nd Place ($5000) Google Code Jam 2008 World Final.
2006 World Champion USA Computing Olympiad.
2005/6 Gold Medal × 2 International Olympiad in Informatics.
A family photo of my gold and silver medals
A selection of my medals.

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