Yuling Yan

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I am a fourth year Ph.D. student in the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University under the supervision of Professor Yuxin Chen and Professor Jianqing Fan. Before coming to Princeton, I received my bachelor's degree from School of Mathematical Sciences at Peking University in 2018.

Research interests: high-dimensional statistics, non-convex optimization, reinforcement learning and games, optimal transport as well as their applications.

213 Sherrerd Hall, Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544

E-mail: yulingy [@] princeton [DOT] edu


  • I received the Charlotte Elizabeth Procter Honorific Fellowship from Princeton University in 2022. [News]

  • I will visit Department of Mathematics at MIT in Fall 2022.

  • Yuxin Chen and I are organizing two sessions on Optimization Methods for Statistical and Reinforcement Learning at 2022 INFORMS Annual Meeting.

  • Our paper on statistical inference for PCA has received 2022 student paper award from the Section on Statistical Learning and Data Science of the American Statistical Association.

  • I visited Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing in Fall 2021.