Hi, I'm Tian

About Me

I am Tian Li (李恬 in Chinese), a third-year PhD student in Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University working with Virginia Smith. I am broadly interested in distributed optimization, fairness and privacy in learning algorithms and systems, federated learning, and data-intensive systems. Prior to CMU, I received my B.S. in Computer Science and B.A. in Economics from Peking University in 2018.


Conference Publications
Workshop Papers
Journal Articles

Also see:

Federated Multi-Task Learning for Competing Constraints
Tian Li, Shengyuan Hu, Ahmad Beirami, Virginia Smith
Tilted Empirical Risk Minimization
Tian Li*, Ahmad Beirami*, Maziar Sanjabi, Virginia Smith
ICLR 2021
[PDF] [Code]
Ease.ML: A Lifecycle Management System for MLDev and MLOps
..., 20 authors, ..., Tian Li, ..., Wentao Wu, Ce Zhang
CIDR 2021
Federated Optimization in Heterogeneous Networks
Tian Li, Anit Kumar Sahu, Manzil Zaheer, Maziar Sanjabi, Ameet Talwalkar, Virginia Smith
MLSys 2020
[PDF] [Arxiv] [Code] [Slides] [Poster]
Fair Resource Allocation in Federated Learning
Tian Li, Maziar Sanjabi, Ahmad Beirami, Virginia Smith
ICLR 2020
[PDF] [Code] [Slides]
Federated Learning: Challenges, Methods, and Future Directions
Tian Li, Anit Kumar Sahu, Ameet Talwalkar, Virginia Smith
IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Special Issue on Distributed, Streaming Machine Learning, 2020
[PDF] [Arxiv][Blog post]
Learning Context-aware Policies from Multiple Smart Homes via Federated Multi-Task Learning
Tianlong Yu, Tian Li, Yuqiong Sun, Susanta Nanda, Virginia Smith, Vyas Sekar, Srinivasan Seshan
IoTDI 2020
FedDANE: A Federated Newton-Type Method
Tian Li, Anit Kumar Sahu, Maziar Sanjabi, Manzil Zaheer, Ameet Talwalkar, Virginia Smith
Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers 2019 (Invited Paper)
[Arxiv] [Code]
LEAF: A Benchmark for Federated Settings
Sebastian Caldas, Sai Meher Karthik Duddu, Peter Wu, Tian Li, Jakub Konecny, H. Brendan McMahan, Virginia Smith, Ameet Talwalkar
Federated Learning Workshop @ NeurIPS 2019

Ease.ml: Towards Multitenant Resource Sharing for Machine Learning Workloads
Tian Li, Jie Zhong, Ji Liu, Wentao Wu, Ce Zhang
VLDB 2018
[PDF] [Arxiv]
CUTE: Query Knowledge Graphs by Tabular Examples
Zichen Wang*, Tian Li*, Yingxia Shao, Bin Cui
WAIM 2018 (demo)
[PDF] [Poster]
An Overreaction to the Broken Machine Learning Abstraction: The ease.ml Vision
Ce Zhang, Wentao Wu, Tian Li
HILDA Workshop @ SIGMOD 2017

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