Botao Hao (郝博韬)

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Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Electrical Engineering
Princeton University


Address: Engineering Quadrangle, 41 Olden Street, Princeton, New Jersey 08544

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About Me

I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University working with Prof. Mengdi Wang. I got my Ph.D. (2014-2019) in the Department of Statistics at Purdue University advised by Prof. Guang Cheng, and B.S. (2010-2014) in the School of Mathematics at Nankai University.

Previously, I was a research intern at Deepmind in London mentored by Dr. Tor Lattimore and Dr. Csaba Szepesvári (Summer, 2019), and a research intern at Adobe Research in San Jose mentored by Dr. Zheng Wen (Summer, 2018).


  • Mar. 2020: One paper accepted at IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.
  • Jan. 2020: Two papers accepted at AISTATS 2020.
  • Oct. 2019: I have defended my Ph.D. dissertation. I will join Princeton University as a Postdoctoral Researcher working with Prof. Mengdi Wang.
  • Sep. 2019: I will participate in "Special Year on Optimization, Statistics, and Theoretical Machine Learning" at IAS in Spring 2020.
  • Sep. 2019: Two papers accepted (one in NeurIPS 2019, one in JMLR).

Research Interests

  • Reinforcement Learning.
  • Online Learning & Multi-Armed Bandits.
  • Statistical Machine Learning.
  • Tensor Learning.
  • Recommender Systems & Online Advertising.

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