Huan Li (李寰)

 

Ph.D. student
Department of Computer and Information Science
University of Pennsylvania

Email:  huanli<at>cis<dot>upenn<dot>edu

I am a fourth-year PhD student in Computer Science at University of Pennsylvania, co-advised by Profs. Anindya De and Sanjeev Khanna. My current research interests lie in the design and analysis of sublinear algorithms for processing massive datasets, especially those with graph structures. More broadly, I am also interested in other topics related to algorithm design including continuous/combinatorial optimization, numerical linear algebra, unsupervised learning, and network science. Before coming to Penn, I obtained my bachelor's and master's degrees in Computer Science from Fudan University, where I was advised by Prof. Zhongzhi Zhang.

Selected Publications

(See my Google Scholar page for a full list)

(Authors are ordered alphabetically)

  • On Regularity Lemma and Barriers in Streaming and Dynamic Matching.
  • Sepehr Assadi, Soheil Behnezhad, Sanjeev Khanna, and Huan Li.

    (arXiv).

  • Sublinear Algorithms for Hierarchical Clustering.
  • Arpit Agarwal, Sanjeev Khanna, Huan Li, and Prathamesh Patil.

    NeurIPS 2022 (to appear). (arXiv).

  • On Weighted Graph Sparsification by Linear Sketching.
  • Yu Chen, Sanjeev Khanna, and Huan Li.

    FOCS 2022 (to appear). (arXiv).

  • Nearly Tight Bounds for Discrete Search under Outlier Noise.
  • Anindya De, Sanjeev Khanna, Huan Li, and Hesam Nikpey.

    SOSA 2022. (conf).

  • Approximate optimization of convex functions with outlier noise.
  • Anindya De, Sanjeev Khanna, Huan Li, and Hesam Nikpey.

    NeurIPS 2021. (conf).

  • An Efficient PTAS for Stochastic Load Balancing with Poisson Jobs.
  • Anindya De, Sanjeev Khanna, Huan Li, and Hesam Nikpey.

    ICALP 2020. (arXiv).

  • Hermitian matrices for clustering directed graphs: insights and applications.
  • Mihai Cucuringu, Huan Li, He Sun, and Luca Zanetti.

    AISTATS 2020. (arXiv).

  • Maximizing the Number of Spanning Trees in a Connected Graph.
  • Huan Li, Stacy Patterson, Yuhao Yi, and Zhongzhi Zhang.

    IEEE Trans. Information Theory 66(2): 1248-1260 (2020). (arXiv).

  • Hermitian Laplacians and a Cheeger inequality for the Max-2-Lin problem.
  • Huan Li, He Sun, and Luca Zanetti.

    ESA 2019. (arXiv).

  • Current Flow Group Closeness Centrality for Complex Networks.
  • Huan Li, Richard Peng, Liren Shan, Yuhao Yi, and Zhongzhi Zhang.

    WWW 2019. (arXiv | Julia code).

  • Spectral Subspace Sparsification.
  • Huan Li and Aaron Schild.

    FOCS 2018. (arXiv).

  • Kirchhoff Index As a Measure of Edge Centrality in Weighted Networks: Nearly Linear Time Algorithms.
  • Huan Li and Zhongzhi Zhang.

    SODA 2018. (arXiv).

    Talks

  • Nearly Tight Bounds for Discrete Search under Outlier Noise
  • Approximate optimization of convex functions with outlier noise
  • An Efficient PTAS for Stochastic Load Balancing with Poisson Jobs
  • Spectral Subspace Sparsification
  • Kirchhoff Index As a Measure of Edge Centrality in Weighted Networks: Nearly Linear Time Algorithms