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Tuo Zhao is an assistant professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the school of Computational Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech.
His current research focuses on developing principled methodologies and nonconvex optimization algorithms for machine learning, as well as open source software development for scientific computing.
Tuo Zhao received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University in 2016. He was a visiting graduate scholar in the Department of Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health from 2010 to 2012, and the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University from 2014 to 2016.
He was the core member of the JHU team winning the INDI ADHD 200 global competition on fMRI imaging-based diagnosis classification in 2011. He received the Google summer of code awards from 2011 to 2014. He received the Siebel scholarship in 2014, the Baidu Fellowship in 2015-2016, and a Chinese Government Scholarship for Outstanding Graduates Abroad in 2016. He was the co-recipient of the 2016 ASA Best Student Paper Award on Statistical Computing and the 2016 INFORMS SAS Best Paper Award on Data Mining.