Siqi Sun

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PhD Candidate,
Toyota Technological Institute, Chicago (TTIC)
6045 S Kenwood Ave,
Chicago, IL, 60637, USA
Email: siqi.sun[AT] OR siqisun[AT]

About Me

I am a sixth year PhD student at TTI-Chicago, a philanthropically endowed computer science research institute in University of Chicago . For more about TTIC, please refer to About TTIC. And I am fortunate to work with Prof. Jinbo Xu.
Prior to joining TTIC in 2011, I was a undergraduate student from School of Mathematics at Fudan University, China.

I am mainly interested in machine learning, optimization and computation biology. More specifically, structure learning of graphical model and its applications. I am gradually shifting my research interest to deep learning and its applications.

For more details, please refer to My LinkedIn

Industrial Experiences

Jun 2015 - Sep 2015, Adobe Research , Mentor: Branislav Kveton, Hung Bui
Mar 2011 - Jun 2011, UBS Shanghai , Mentor: Wenfeng Cao
Jul 2010 - Nov 2010, Opera Solutions Shanghai , Mentor: Karl Xu


  • I will join Microsoft(Redmond) in 2018!
  • My work with Prof Jinbo Xu was reported by Science and The Economist !
  • Our contact prediction algorithm won the 1st place in CASP12! Please see this paper for the official ranking table.
  • Publications

    *-equal contribution

    Professional Activities

    Reviewer of ICML 2015, NIPS 2015, AISTATS 2016, ECML-PKDD 2016, IEEE/ACM TCBB, AISTATS 2017
    Program Committee of ECML-PKDD 2017 for the Applied Data Science Track

    Related Classes

    TTIC 31020 - Introduction to Statistical Machine Learning, Greg Shakhnarovich
    STAT 37700 - Advanced Machine Learning, John Lafferty
    STAT 31510 - Stochastic Simulation, Jonathan Weare