Welcome Three New Faculty to Join CFCS, Peking University

Welcome Dr. Shaofeng Jiang, Dr. He Wang, and Dr. Tongyang Li to join CFCS, Peking University as assistant professors in the summer of 2021. Read profiles here:


Dr. Shaofeng Jiang is currently an assistant professor at Center on Frontiers of Computing Studies, Peking University. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Hong Kong in 2017. He was a postdoctoral researcher in the Weizmann Institute of Science, and he worked as an assistant professor at Aalto University before joining Peking University. He was awarded a nomination prize of MSRA PhD fellowship, and a prize for outstanding postdoctoral research output in the Weizmann Institute of Science. His research interest is theoretical computer science, with a focus on algorithms for massive datasets and their applications in machine learning. His research has been published in various top venues including FOCS, SICOMP, SODA, ICML and NeurIPS. Currently, his focus is on the research and teaching in theoretical computer science and foundations of data science. He aims to produce high quality research, educate next generations of research and engineering talents in the area, and to improve the international visibility of the research center by maintaining an extensive international collaboration network.


Dr. He Wang is currently an assistant professor at Center on Frontiers of Computing Studies, Peking University and a research scientist at Beijing Institute for General Artificial Intelligence. Prior to joining Peking University, he received his PhD degree from Stanford University in 2021, advised by Prof. Leonidas J. Guibas.  His research interest span across computer vision with a special focus on 3D vision, robotics, and machine learning. He has published papers at top computer vision conferences, including CVPR, ICCV, and ECCV. His works received five times CVPR oral and Eurographics 2019 best paper honorable nomination. Dr. He Wang will serve as an area chair at CVPR 2022.


Dr. Tongyang Li is currently an assistant professor at Center on Frontiers of Computing Studies, Peking University. Previously he was a postdoctoral associate at the Center for Theoretical Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received Master and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland in 2018 and 2020, respectively. He received Bachelor of Engineering from Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences, Tsinghua University and Bachelor of Science from Department of Mathematical Sciences, Tsinghua University, both in 2015. Dr. Tongyang Li's research focuses on designing quantum algorithms for machine learning and optimization. In general, he is interested in better understanding about the power of quantum algorithms, including topics such as quantum query complexity, quantum simulation, and quantum walks. He was a recipient of the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship, the NSF QISE-NET Triplet Award, and the Lanczos Fellowship.