Shen-Yi Zhao @ NJUCS


Shen-Yi Zhao (S.Y. Zhao)

Ph.D. Candidate, LAMDA Group
Department of Computer Science and Technology
State Key Laboratory for Novel Software Technology
Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, China

327, Building of Computer Science and Technology,
Xianlin Campus of Nanjing University



I graduated from Department of Mathematics in Nanjing University in 2014. Currently, I am a member of LAMDA Group(LAMDA Publications) in Nanjing University, led by professor Zhi-Hua Zhou.


Associate professor Wu-Jun Li.


I received my B.Sc. degree in Department of Mathematics, Nanjing University in June 2014. In the same year, I was admitted to study for a M.Sc. degree in Nanjing University. From 2016, I started my Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Associate professor Wu-Jun Li.

Research Interest

    My research interests include: Machine Learning, Convex Optimization, Parallel and Distributed Optimization (Project: LIBBLE).


  • (The long version about AsySVRG) Shen-Yi Zhao, Wu-Jun Li. Beyond Hogwild!: A Unified Formulation For Asynchronous SGD and A Faster Lock-Free Method, 2018.


  • Shen-Yi Zhao, Gong-Duo Zhang, Ming-Wei Li, Wu-Jun Li. Proximal SCOPE for Distributed Sparse Learning. In: Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 2018.
  • Shen-Yi Zhao, Ru Xiang, Ying-Hao Shi, Peng Gao, Wu-Jun Li. SCOPE: Scalable Composite Optimization for Learning on Spark. In: Proceedings of the 31st AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2017.
  • Shen-Yi Zhao, Gong-Duo Zhang, Wu-Jun Li. Lock-Free Optimization for Non-Convex Problems. In: Proceedings of the 31st AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2017.
  • Shen-Yi Zhao, Wu-Jun Li. Fast Asynchronous Parallel Stochastic Gradient Descent: A Lock-Free Approach with Convergence Guarantee. In: Proceedings of the 30th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2016.

Awards & Honors

  • Baidu Scholarships, 2018.
  • Artificial Intelligence Scholarship of Nanjing University, 2018.
  • National Scholarship for Ph.D. Candidates, 2017.
  • Excellence Scholarship of Nanjing University, 2016.

Teaching Assistant

  • Mathematical Analysis, Fall, 2018
  • Data Structure, Spring, 2016

State Key Laboratory for Novel Software Technology, Nanjing University, Xianlin Campus Mailbox 603, 163 Xianlin Avenue, Qixia District, Nanjing 210023, China
(In Chinese:) 南京市栖霞区仙林大道163号,南京大学仙林校区603信箱,软件新技术国家重点实验室,210023。

Last modified by Shen-Yi Zhao on Nov. 5, 2018