|Personal Website: https://mason.gmu.edu/~lzhao9/|
- My research focuses on Data Mining, Machine Learning, and Nonconvex Optimization, with special interests in deep learning on graphs, societal event prediction, interpretable machine learning, spatio-temporal data mining, sparse feature learning, social media mining, and distributed optimization of deep and nonconvex models.
Honors and Awards:
- NSF CAREER Award, 2020
- Best Paper Award, ICDM 2019
- Jeffress Trust Award, 2019
- Outstanding Doctoral Student, Virginia Tech, 2017