Matthew (Shunshi) Zhang

Matthew (Shunshi) Zhang

MS Candidate in Computer Science

University of Toronto

I am currently pursuing a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Toronto, co-advised by Prof. Murat Erdogdu and Prof. Animesh Garg. I am also affiliated with the Vector Institute, and the PAIR Lab.

I am interested in machine learning and applied statistics. In particular, I am interested in complexity theory as applied to techniques in reinforcement learning, sampling and optimization.

Previously I was a Master’s student in Computer Science at the University of Toronto, under Profs. Erdogdu and Garg. Before that, I was an undergraduate student in Engineering Science at the University of Toronto, with emphasis on mathematics and Artificial Intelligence. I performed research at the University of Toronto, advised by Prof. Jimmy Ba and Prof. Bradly Stadie. My undergraduate thesis was supervised by Prof. Roger Grosse.

Interests
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Sampling
  • Optimization
Education
  • PhD in Computer Science, 2022 - present

    University of Toronto

  • MS in Computer Science, 2020 - 2022

    University of Toronto

  • BASc in Engineering Science, 2016 - 2020

    University of Toronto

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