Yanan Sui

Research Associate
Computing and Mathematical Sciences 
California Institute of Technology

Address: 305-16, 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125
Email: ysui@caltech.edu


I was a graduate student in Computation and Neural Systems at Caltech, supervised by Prof. Joel Burdick. I am also fortunate to work with Prof. Yisong Yue. I received my Bachelor's Degree from Tsinghua University in 2010. Before coming to Caltech, I spent one year working for the Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Science.


My research interests lie in machine learning, neural engineering and robotics. I am currently working on theory and applications for learning with human in the loop.

I am enrolled in projects on helping paralyzed patients to regain movement ability by multi-electrode spinal cord stimulation. I have been developing new technologies including machine learning algorithms for intelligent neuromodulation, neural signal decoding and biomechanical modeling for patients.


Safe Exploration and Optimization of Constrained MDPs using Gaussian Processes, Akifumi Wachi, Yanan Sui, Yisong Yue, Masahiro Ono, In AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2018). [pdf]

Quantifying performance of bipedal standing with multi-channel EMG, Yanan Sui, Kun ho Kim, Joel Burdick, In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2017). [pdf]

Correlational dueling bandits with application to clinical treatment in large decision spaces, Yanan Sui, Yisong Yue, Joel Burdick, In International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2017). [pdf]

Multi-dueling bandits with dependent arms, Yanan Sui, Vincent Zhuang, Joel Burdick, Yisong Yue, In Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI 2017). [pdf]

Safe Exploration for Optimization with Gaussian Processes, Yanan Sui, Alkis Gotovos, Joel Burdick, Andreas Krause, Proceedings of The 32nd International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2015). [pdf]

Clinical online recommendation with subgroup rank feedback, Yanan Sui, Joel Burdick, Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Recommender systems (RecSys 2014). [pdf]

Tonotopic reorganization and spontaneous firing in inferior colliculus during both short and long recovery periods after noise overexposure, Feng Wang, Li Zuo, Bo Hong, Dongyi Han, Ethan M Range, Lingyun Zhao, Yanan Sui, Weiwei Guo and Liangfa Liu, Journal of Biomedical Science 2013, 20:91. [pdf]

Axon position within the corpus callosum determines contralateral cortical projection, Jing Zhou, Yunqing Wen, Liang She, Ya-nan Sui, Lu Liu, Linda J. Richards, and Mu-ming Poo, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 110: E2714-E2723. [pdf]

Forward transport of proteins in the plasma membrane of migrating cerebellar granule cells, Dong Wang, Liang She, Ya-nan Sui, Xiao-bing Yuan, Yunqing Wen and Mu-ming Poo, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 109: E3558-E3567. [pdf]


2011 - 2016,    California Institute of Technology

2006 - 2010,        Tsinghua University


2009, Teaching Assistant for Contemporary Methods in System Neuroscience Research, Tsinghua University

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