Junming Yin

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I am an assistant professor in the Department of Management Information Systems, Eller College of Management, and a faculty member
of the Statistics Graduate Interdisciplinary Program (GIDP) at the University of Arizona.

Prior to that, I was a Lane fellow at Carnegie Mellon University. I received a Ph.D. in Computer Science and an M.A. in Statistics from
UC Berkeley (advisors: Michael I. Jordan and Yun S. Song).

Research Interests:

  • Methodologies: statistical machine learning, probabilistic modeling and inference, nonparametric and high-dimensional statistics

  • Applications: crowdsourcing, network analysis, digital marketing, operations management, healthcare and biology

PhD Students and Collaborators:

  • Tianyu Gu (Marketing), Jerry Luo (Math), Zisu Wang (MIS)

If you are a UoA PhD student interested in my research, feel free to email me.

Recent Activities

  • 2019-07: Amazon AWS Machine Learning Research Award (PI) on "Towards Better Learning from Crowd Labeling".

  • 2019-04: SDS Seminar Series at UT Austin; Machine Learning Day at Arizona State University.

  • 2018-12: Best Paper Award at the Workshop on Information Technologies and System (WITS).

  • 2018-11: Eller College Dean’s Research Grant.

  • 2018-05: Workshop on Revenue Management, Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

  • 2018-03: Adobe Faculty Research Award.

  • 2017-12: Eller College Dean’s Research Grant.

  • 2017-10: Best Paper Award Runner-up at the INFORMS Workshop on Data Science.

  • 2017-08: UAI paper "Convex-constrained Sparse Additive Modeling and Its Extensions" (poster).

  • 2017-08: Tutorial on "Probabilistic Modeling and Variational Inference" at the SMART Workshop, University of Washington.

  • 2017-07: Ten lectures on "Probabilistic Graphical Models: Inference, Learning, and Case Studies" at Summer School on Data Science, Peking University.

  • 2017-06: Research, Discovery & Innovation (RDI) Faculty Seed Grant.


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  • Mailing Address:
    McClelland Hall 430BB
    Department of Management Information Systems
    Eller College of Management
    University of Arizona
    Tucson, AZ 85721