Zhuoran Yang


Room 1021

Kline Tower

I am an Assistant Professor of Statistics and Data Science at Yale University. My research interests span the intersection of machine learning, statistics, game theory, and optimization. In particular, I mainly work on the foundations of reinforcement learning, representation learning, and deep learning.

Before coming to Yale, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, under the supervision of Michael. I. Jordan. Prior to that, I obtained my Ph.D. from the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University, where I was co-advised by Jianqing Fan and Han Liu. I completed my bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at Tsinghua University in 2015.



I am looking for self-motivated Ph.D. students and postdocs with a strong mathematical and/or programming background. I am also happy to host (remote) undergraduate/graduate visitors with common research interests. Feel free to contact me via email with your CV if you are interested in working with me.