Hao-Jun Michael Shi

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Hao-Jun Michael Shi
5th Year Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences
Northwestern University
Email: hjmshi@u.northwestern.edu
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hjmshi/

Welcome to my website! My full name is Hao-Jun Michael Shi, although I normally go by Michael.

Born and bred in California, I moved to the Chicago area to pursue my Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences at Northwestern University. My research interests are in numerical optimization and deep learning, with a focus on neural network training, stochastic optimization, noise-tolerant optimization, and derivative-free optimization. I've had the unique privilege of collaborating closely with industry, including Intel and Facebook, during my Ph.D. studies. Previously, I have interned at Facebook under the AI System Co-Design Team as a research intern working on training properties and compression algorithms for deep learning-based recommendation systems.

In my free time, I like to eat, sleep, read, watch/play/‘‘play’’ (2K) basketball, watch movies, play board games, root for UCLA sports teams, and spend time with my wife while attempting to entertain my cat Taro.

“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” - 1 Corinthians 10:31