Huishuai Zhang

Office: CST 3-118
Email: hzhan23@syr.edu


Short Biography

I am a fifth year Ph.D student in EECS at Syracuse University, working with my advisor Dr. Yingbin Liang. Before this, I received the M.Eng from the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2012. From 2005 to 2009, I studied in the Dept. of Electronic Engineering and Information Science at University of Science and Technology of China (USTC).


Research Interests

Right now I am interested in developing performance guarantee for non-convex algorithms in solving machine learning problems such as phase retrieval, matrix completion, deep networks. Before, I have done works on robust PCA and information theoretical security. For robust PCA, I focused on how the local coherence affect the sensitivity of the low-rank matrix in resisting errors and built connections to the graph clustering problem. For information theoretical security, I focused on the problems of source-type key generation in multiple terminals.


News


Publications


  • Preprints:
  • H. Zhang, Y. Liang
    "Reshaped Wirtinger Flow for Solving Quadratic Systems of Equations,"[paper]

    H. Zhang, Y. Chi, Y. Liang
    "Provable Non-convex Phase Retrieval with Outliers: Median Truncated Wirtinger Flow,"[paper]


  • Conference Proceedings:
  • H. Zhang, Y. Liang
    "Reshaped Wirtinger Flow for Solving Quadratic Systems of Equations,"
    accepted by NIPS 2016

    H. Zhang, Y. Chi, Y. Liang
    "Provable Non-convex Phase Retrieval with Outliers: Median Truncated Wirtinger Flow,"
    accepted by ICML 2016

    H. Zhang, Y. Zhou, Y. Liang
    "Analysis of Robust PCA with Local Incoherence,"[paper][supplemental]
    Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), Montreal, Canada, December 2015.

    H. Zhang, Y. Liang, L. Lai.
    "Secret Key Capacity: Talk or Keep Silent,"
    IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Hong Kong, China, June 2015.

    H. Zhang, Y. Liang, L. Lai, S. Shamai (Shitz).
    "Two-Key Generation for a Cellular Model with a Helper,"
    IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Hong Kong, China, June 2015.

    H. Zhang, Y. Liang, L. Lai.
    "Helper-Assisted Asymmetric Two Key Generation,"
    Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, invited paper, Pacific Grove, CA, Nov. 2014.

    H. Zhang, Y. Liang, L. Lai.
    "Key Capacity Region for a Cellular Source Model,"
    IEEE Information Theory Workshop, invited paper, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, Nov. 2014.

    H. Zhang, L. Lai, Y. Liang, H. Wang.
    "Secret Key-Private Key Generation over Three Terminals: Capacity Region,"
    IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Honululu, HI, June 2014.


  • Journal Papers:
  • H. Zhang, Y. Zhou, Y. Liang
    "Low-rank Matrix Recovery from Local Coherence Perspective,"
    submitted to IEEE Transactions on Information Theory,

    H. Zhang, Y. Liang, L. Lai, S. Shamai (Shitz)
    "Multi-Key Generation over a Celluar Model with a Helper,"
    revised, submitted to IEEE Transactions on Information Theory,

    H. Zhang, L. Lai, Y. Liang, H. Wang
    "The Capacity Region of the Source-Type Model for Secret Key and Private Key Generation,"
    IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 60(10):6389-6398, October 2014.


  • Book Chapters:
  • H. Zhang, Y. Liang, L. Lai and S. Shamai (Shitz).
    " Multiple secret key generation: Information theoretic models and key capacity regions."
    for Information Theoretic Security and Privacy of Information Systems. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.