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I am Lingrui(Gary) Gan, a final year Ph.D. student in Statistics at UIUC. I have a broad interest in machine learning, statistics and data science, motivated from real applications. Currently, my research focuses on graphical models, Bayesian methods, high-dimensional data, non-convex optimization and variational inference.

My CV (updated at Sept 2019) can be downloaded here: link.




Lingrui (Gary) Gan

Ph.D. Student in Statistics
Phone: +1(217)-721-2202
E-mail: lgan6 AT illinois.edu



  • Ph.D. in Statistics, 2019, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • B.S. in Mathematics (With Honors), 2014, Chu Kochen Honors College, Zhejiang University, China.

Research Interests

Graphical Models, Machine Learning, High dimensional statistics, Bayesian Statistics, Non-convex Optimization, Deep Learning.

Honors & Awards

  • Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Graduate College of UIUC, 2018
  • Best Student Paper Award, SBSS Section of the American Statistical Association (ASA), 2018
  • Norton Prize Thesis Honorable Mention, UIUC, 2018





  • Research Scientist, Machine Learning @ Facebook  
  • Menlo Park, CA, June-August 2018
  • Research Scientist, NLP @ Gartner 
  • Champaign, IL, Jan-May 2018
  • Data Scientist @ Stitch Fix    
  • San Francisco, CA, May-August 2017
  • Statistician @ Takeda Pharmaceutical   
  • Cambridge, MA,  May-August 2016

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