Dr. Yu is an Assistant Professor in the College of Computer and Information Science. Previously, she was a postdoctoral researcher in Caltech Computing and Mathematical Sciences. She earned her PhD in Computer Sciences at the University of Southern California and was a visiting researcher at Stanford University.
Her research focuses on developing machine learning techniques for large-scale time series and spatiotemporal data. She is generally interested in the theory and applications of sequential decision making, optimization, and spatiotemporal modeling. Her work has been successfully applied to intelligent transportation, climate informatics, and social media anomaly detection. Among her awards, she was nominated as one of the 2015 “MIT Rising Stars in EECS”.