Dr. Yankai Cao
Assistant professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, UBC
Dr. Cao’s research focuses on the design and implementation of large-scale local and global optimization algorithms to tackle problems that arise in diverse decision-making paradigms such as machine learning, stochastic optimization, and optimal control. His algorithms combine mathematical techniques and emerging high-performance computing hardware to achieve computational scalability. His goal is also to make these developments accessible to academic and industrial users by implementing algorithms on easy-to-use and extensible software libraries.