Dr Yongchao Huang
Math (algebra and optimisation)
Stats (structured and data-driven)
Programming (agile software development)
I am a postdoc researcher in Computer Science at University of Oxford, working with Prof. Abate on learning dynamics of smart buildings. I am curious about some fundamental aspects of science and logics, namely algebra, optimisation, probabilistic modelling, etc. My interests lie in math and its applied spaces (e.g. numerical, signal processing, learning, control, etc) -- conceiving myself as a bit more old school rather than being fancinated by the prevalents. While gradiently walking towards a theorist and generalist, I am keen to answer real world questions via evidence-based, agile, and ideally creative routines, typical fields include those concerning humans wellbeing and social good such as engineering (smart structures, buildings and systems), climate, energy, and data science related subjects (e.g. finance), where, hopefully, computers could be potentially automated to aid decision-making, boost efficiency and/or accuracy.
I did my DPhil in the Engineering Science department at University of Oxford, and spent some 2.5 years in financial industry solving practical data science puzzles end-to-end before returning to academia in mid 2019.