Meet Yankai Cao, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Green College Leading Scholar 2019-21

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Yankai Cao, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Yankai Cao’s research focuses on the design and implementation of large-scale local and global optimization algorithms to solve problems that arise in diverse decision-making paradigms such as machine learning, stochastic optimization, optimal control, and complex networks. His algorithms combine mathematical techniques and emerging high-performance computing hardware (e.g., multi-core CPUs, GPUs, and computing clusters) to achieve computational scalability. His goal is also to make these developments accessible to academic and industrial users by implementing algorithms on easy-to-use and extensible software libraries.

Cao Research Group: https://optimal.chbe.ubc.ca/

 

To learn more about the Green College Leading Scholars program, visit our website here: https://greencollege.ubc.ca/green-college-leading-scholars-program

 

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