My name is Lin Yang (杨林). I am currently a postdoc fellow at Princeton university (host: Prof. Mengdi Wang). I obtained my PhD degrees (in computer science and in physics) from Johns Hopkins University. I work on designing efficient algorithms for streaming data analysis and machine learning.

I was very fortunate to be advised by Professor Alex Szalay and Professor Vova Braverman .

My middle name Forrest is a translation of my first name (林). My publication name is Lin F. Yang. Note that my official name (Lin Yang OR 杨林) does not contain a middle name.

[Last Updated Sept. 2017]


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  • TA: Fall 2016: Randomized and Big Data Algorithms (600.464/664)
  • TA: Fall 2015: Randomized and Big Data Algorithms (600.464/664)


Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Advisors: Vladimir Braverman, Alex Szalay [Thesis]
  • Ph.D. in Physics & Astronomy, Advisor: Alex Szalay
  • MS.E. in Computer Science (GPA 4.0/4.0)

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

  • B.S. in Math & Physics with High Honors

Contact Me

Email: lin.yang[at]princeton[dot]edu