YOU Yang

Assistant Professor
PhD degree in Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2020
Master degree in Computer Science, Tsinghua University, 2015
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Research Areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Systems & Networking

Research Interests

  • Machine Learning; High-Performance Computing; Parallel/Distributed Systems


Yang You received his PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley. His Ph.D. advisor is Prof. James Demmel. Yang You's research interests include Machine Learning, Parallel/Distributed Algorithms, and High-Performance Computing. The focus of his current research is scaling up deep neural networks training on distributed systems or supercomputers. In 2017, his team broke the world record of ImageNet training speed, which was covered by the technology media like NSF, ScienceDaily, Science NewsLine, and i-programmer. In 2019, his team broke the world record of BERT training speed. The BERT training techniques have been used by many tech giants like Google, Microsoft, and NVIDIA. Yang You’s LARS and LAMB optimizers are available in industry benchmark MLPerf. He is a winner of IPDPS 2015 Best Paper Award (0.8%), ICPP 2018 Best Paper Award (0.3%) and ACM/IEEE George Michael HPC Fellowship. Yang You is a Siebel Scholar and a winner of Lotfi A. Zadeh Prize.

Current Projects

Selected Publications

Awards & Honours

  • Lotfi A. Zadeh Prize (This award recognizes a Berkeley graduating PhD student who has made outstanding contributions to soft computing and its applications)
  • Best Paper Award of ICPP (1 out of 313 submissions: 0.3%, plenary presentation)
  • ACM/IEEE George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship: the only PhD fellowship on ACM website
  • Best Paper Award of IPDPS (4 out of 496 submissions: 0.8%, plenary presentation)
  • Siebel Scholar, 85 top students from world’s leading universities
  • Best Paper Candidate at ICDM (International Conference on Data Mining)
  • Best Student Paper Finalist of SC (ACM/IEEE Supercomputing Conference)
  • Outstanding Graduate of Tsinghua University (ranked 1st of 134 students, top 3 got the awards)
  • National Scholarships of China

Teaching (2020/2021)

  • CS5260: Neural Networks and Deep Learning II
  • CS6285: Topics in Computer Science: Pseudorandomness