Sirui Yao

Doctoral Student

Department of Computer Science
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia
Phone: +1(540)739-0158
Email: ysirui[at]vt[dot]edu



I am a Ph.D. student at Virginia Tech. I work in the Machine Learning Laboratory, advised by Prof.Bert Huang. Before joining Virginia Tech, I graduated with my bachelor's degree in Computer Science in July 2015 from Harbin Institute of Technology, China.

My research interests include machine learning, recommender systems, fairness in machine learning, model evaluation, structured prediction, probabilistic graphical models and large-scale data mining.


  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Ph.D. Student, Department of Computer Science, school of Engineering

  • Harbin Institute of Technology
    B.S. in Computer Science and Technology


  • Beyond Parity: Fairness Objectives for Collaborative Filtering
    S. Yao, B. Huang.
    Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2017). To appear.

  • New Fairness Metrics for Recommendation that Embrace Differences
    Yao, Sirui, and Bert Huang
    Workshop on Fairness, Accountabilty, and Transparency in Machine Learning (FATML), KDD 2017 Workshop.

  • Review on Cyber-Physical Systems
    Liu, Yang, Yu Peng, Bailing Wang, Sirui Yao, and Zihe Liu
    IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica, Vol. 4, NO. 1, January 2017.