Computer Sciences Dept.

Yimin Tan

Graduate Student
Department of Computer Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1210 West Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53706-1685, USA
Email: yimin AT cs DOT wisc DOT edu
Office: CS 5364

I am a graduate student at the Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, since August 2010. I am currently working on Machine Learning,advised by Professor Jerry Zhu.

I obtained my Bachelor's degree from the Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University,China ,on July 2010. I conducted research on Statistical Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning (particularly with graphical models) under the supervision of Professor Zhijian Ou.

I graduated in Dec,2013, and I will join in Twitter, anti-spam team since March,2014.

Research Interests:

I like Machine Learning,both the theoretical study and application research. I worked on SAFE semi-supervised learning (SSL) algorithm, which is guaranteed to be no worse than supervised learning algorithm in theory. We conducted large scale experiments on diverse SSL algorithms and benchmark datasets in order to provide SSL tools for machine learning non-expert . I am also interesed in social media mining, where practical social phenomenon are formulated into machine learning framework.


Yimin Tan, Xiaojin Zhu. Dragging: Density ratio bagging
UW-Madison CS Tech-report 1795 2013.

Yimin Tan, Zhijian Ou. Topic-weak-correlated Latent Dirichlet Allocation
Proc. International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing (ISCSLP), Tainan, Taiwan, 2010,11.


ECE830 Statistical signal processing (Spring 2013)
STAT609 Mathematical Statistics I (Fall 2012)
CS784 Data model and language (Fall 2012)
CS564 Database Management Systems (spring 2012)
STAT610 Mathematical Statistics II (Spring 2012)
CS769 Natural language processing (Fall 2011)
CS537 Introduction to operating system (Fall 2011)
CS577 Introduction to algorithm ( honor section) (Spring 2011)
CS731 Advanced machine learning (Spring 2011)
CS726 Nonlinear Programming (Fall 2010)
CS760 Machine Learning (Fall 2010)

Teaching Experience:

CS412 Introduction to Numerical Methods (Fall 2010 )

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