Li Yang 李阳
Assistant Professor

Education

Ph.D. in Computer Science, Stanford University, 2011 - 2017.
Dissertation: Exploiting Shared Structures in Large GPS Trajectory Datasets under Uncertainty
Advisor: Leonidas J. Guibas
B.A. Double major in Computer Science and Mathematics, Smith College, 2007 - 2011.
Honors Thesis: Inverse Kinematics Methods for the Protein Loop Closure Problem
Advisor: Ileana Streinu

Honors, Awards, & Fellowships

Stanford Graduate Fellowship in Science and Engineering, Stanford University (2012)
Highest Honors Thesis in Computer Science, Smith College (2011);
Pokora Prize for Excellence in Mathematics, Smith College (2011);
Bert Mendelson Prize for excellence in computer science, Smith College, (2009, 2011),
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Smith College, 2009-2011.
Dean’s List and First Group Scholar, Smith College, 2007-2011,
Smith Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Smith College, Summer 2008.

Research and Work Experience

Assistant Professor October 2019 - Present
Data Science and Information Technology Research Center, Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute.

IoT and Cyber-Physical System Lab, Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute.
Principal Investigator: Lin Zhang

Graduate Research Assistant July 2012 - December 2016
Geometric Computing Lab, Stanford University.
Advisor: Leonidas J. Guibas

Graduate Research Assistant April 2011 - June 2011
First Year Research Rotation Program, Computer Science Department, Stanford University.
Advisor: Kenneth Salisbury

Graduate Research Assistant September 2011 - March 2011
First Year Research Rotation Program, Computer Science Department, Stanford University.
Advisor: Leonidas J. Guibas

Summer Intern May - August 2011
Linkage Lab, Smith College

Undergraduate Fellow May 2009 - April 2011
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program, Smith College
Faculty mentor: Ileana Streinu

Research Assistant November 2007 - May 2009
Ileana Streinu, Computer Science Department, Smith College

Undergraduate Researcher May - August 2008
Women in Science Summer Research Fellows Program, Clark Science Center, Smith College

Publications

Papers
Nikolaos Zygouras, Nikolaos Panagiotou, Yang Li, Dimitrios Gunopulos, and Leonidas Guibas. 2019.
HTTE: A Hybrid Technique For Travel Time Estimation In Sparse Data Environments. In Proceedings
of the 27th SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems
(SIGSPATIAL ’19), 2019
Jing Lian, Yang Li, Weixi Gu, Shao-Lun Huang and Lin Zhang, Mining Mobility Patterns with Trip-Based
Traffic Analysis Zones: A Deep Feature Embedding Approach, In Proceedings of 2019 IEEE Intelligent
Transportation Systems Conference (ITSC), 2019
Yajie Bao*, Yang Li*, Shao-Lun Huang, Lin Zhang, Lizhong Zheng, Amir R. Zamir, and Leonidas
Guibas. An Information- Theoretic Metric to Transferability for Task Transfer Learning. In Proceedings
of the 26th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2019. (*Joint first author)
Lu Li, Yang Li, Xiangxiang Xu, Shao-Lun Huang and Lin Zhang, Maximal Correlation Embedding
Network for Multilabel Learning with Missing Labels, In Proceedings of 2019 IEEE International
Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), July 2019
Fei Ma, Wei Zhang, Yang Li, Shao-Lun Huang, and Lin Zhang, An End-to-End Learning Approach
for Multimodal Emotion Recognition: Extracting Common and Private Information, In Proceedings of
2019 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), July 2019
Yang Li, Dimitrios Gunopulos, Cewu Lu and Leonidas Guibas, Personalized Travel Time Prediction
Using a Small Number of Probe Vehicles, ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems,
Special Issue on Urban Mobility: Algorithms and Systems, 2019.
Jing Lian, Yang Li, Weixi Gu, Shao-Lun Huang and Lin Zhang?ijNMining Regional Mobility Patterns ˇ
for Urban Dynamic Analytics, Mobile Networks and Applications, July 2019, Springer
Jing Lian, Yang Li, Weixi Gu, Shao-Lun Huang, and Lin Zhang. Joint Mobility Pattern Mining with
Urban Region Partitions. In EAI International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing,
Networking and Services (MobiQuitous ’18), 2018 (Best Paper Award)
Yang Li, Dimitrios Gunopulos, Cewu Lu and Leonidas Guibas, Urban Travel Time Prediction Using
a Small Number of GPS-Floating Cars, 25th SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in
Geographic Information Systems (ACM SIGSPATIAL ’17), 2017.
Yang Li, Yangyan Li, Dimitrios Gunopulos, and Leonidas Guibas, Knowledge-Based Trajectory Completion
from Sparse GPS Samples, In Proceedings of the 24th SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances
in Geographic Information Systems (ACM SIGSPATIAL ’16), 2016
Yang Li, Qixing Huang, Michael Kerber, Li Zhang and Leonidas Guibas, Large-Scale Joint Map Matching
of GPS Traces, In Proceedings of the 21th SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in
Geographic Information Systems (GIS ’13), 2013.
Naomi Fox, Filip Jagodzinski, Yang Li, Ileana Streinu, KINARI-Web: A Web Server for Protein Rigidity
and Flexibility Analysis , Nucleic Acids Research, 39 (Web Server Issue), 2011.
Dominique Thiebaut, Yang Li, Diana Jaunzeikare, Alexandra Cheng, Ellysha Raelen Recto, Gillian
Riggs, Xia Ting Zhao, Tonje Stolpestad, and Cam Le T Nguyen, Processing Wikipedia Dumps: A Case
Study Comparing the XGrid and MapReduce Approaches, , in Proceedings of 1st International Conference
on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER 2011), Noordwijkerhout, NL, May 2011.
Naomi Fox, Filip Jagodzinski, Yang Li, and Ileana Streinu, A Web-Based Tool for Rigidity Analysis of
Proteins in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Symposium (BIOT 2009), Lincoln, Nebraska, 2009.

Posters and Abstracts
Lu Li, Yang Li, Xiangxiang Xu and Lin Zhang, A Maximal Correlation Embedding Method for Multilabel
Human Context Recognition, Poster abstract accepted to the 18th ACM/IEEE Conference on Information
Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN’19), Montreal , Canada, April, 2019
Yang Li and Leonidas Guibas, Leader-Follower Relationships in Trajectories – a Case Study, Abstract accepted
for oral presentation at the 2012 Computational Geometry: Young Researchers Forum, Chapel Hill, NC,
June, 2012
Yang Li and Ileana Streinu, Finding Inverse Kinematics Solutions of Short Robotic Chains, Poster abstract
published in Proceedings of Celebrating Collaborations 2010 , Smith College, April, 2010
Yang Li and Ileana Streinu, Inverse Kinematics Algorithm on Short Robotic Chains, Poster abstract published
in Proceedings of Women in Sciences Summer Research, Smith College, September, 2009
Yang Li, Naomi Fox, Filip Jagodzinski and Ileana Streinu, Protein Flexibility Analysis: A Friendly Interface,
Poster abstract published in Proceedings of Celebrating Collaborations 2009 , Smith College, April, 2009
Yang Li, Naomi Fox, Filip Jagodzinski and Ileana Streinu, Developing GUI Front-end and Output Visualization
for Protein Flexibility Analysis Tool, Poster abstract published in Proceedings of Women in Sciences Smith
Summer Research, September, 2008