Yuan Gao

Yuan is a 5th-year PhD student in Operations Research (IEOR) at Columbia University. Before that, he graduated from National University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics. Yuan's research focuses on optimization models and methods in the context of game theory, market design, and machine learning. Motivated by real-world applications such as Internet ad auctions and fair resource allocation, Yuan has proposed new models of competitive markets that capture the large-scale or continuous nature of these settings, and developed efficient online and offline optimization methods for computing their respective equilibria. Concurrently with this work, Yuan has also contributed new algorithmic techniques and convergence results for first-order methods in convex optimization.