Hi! My name is Xinwei (David) Yao. I am a first-year Computer Science PhD student at Stanford University interested in research on Computer Graphics, Machine Learning and their application to visual media and specifically to video and film.
I enjoy teaching and giving technical talks. At Google, I taught engineering courses on Machine Learning with Tensorflow, and the anatomy of the Web Search Engine to other engineers with great success. As a math major in undergrad, I have written expositions and given seminar lectures on quite a few mathematical topics including Network Algorithms, Graph Theory and Galois Theory. The lecture notes and essays can be found here.
Born and raised in Nanjing, China, I can speak Mandarin, English and Spanish and I love travelling to different places. In my free time, I am a cinephile and I watch movies from all over the world including US, Europe and East Asia. I especially enjoy thriller, horror and science-fiction films. I write about them too, usually short comments but sometimes longer essays.