Yi Rong

Yi Rong

Incoming M.S. in Computer Science

University of California, San Diego


Welcome to my Academic site, where I share updates on my research projects.

I will be joining University of California, San Diego in Fall 2020 as a master’s student majoring in Computer Science & Engineering.

Update: Due to COVID-19 hardships and visa delays, I’m deferring my master’s to Fall 2021, and working at ByteDance AI Lab for this year.

In the 2019 school year (2019/07 - 2020/07), I was working as a year-round Research Intern at Alibaba Platform of AI (PAI), where I was lucky enough to work with a fantastic team on solving problems in the systems side of Machine Learning. My main focus was the automatic planning of Hybrid Parallelism strategy for Deep Learning.

I obtained my Bacholar’s degree at University of Wisconsin - Madison. In my undergraduate years, I double-majored in Computer Science and Mathematics there, and maintained both major GPAs above 3.91. I graduated with distinction in my junior year, 2019.


  • Compilers
  • PL Design
  • Differentiable Programming
  • Machine Learning (Systems)
  • Decentralized Network
  • Any intersection of the above


  • M.S. in Computer Science, starting 2020

    University of California, San Diego

  • B.S. in Computer Science, 2016-2019

    University of Wisconsin - Madison

  • B.S. in Mathematics, 2016-2019

    University of Wisconsin - Madison



Research Intern

ByteDance Ltd, AI Lab

Sep 2020 – Present Beijing, CN

Research Intern

Alibaba Group, Platform of AI

Jul 2019 – Jul 2020 Beijing, CN

Undergraduate Research Assistant

UW-Madison Dyninst Project

Sep 2018 – May 2019 Madison, WI
advised by Professor Barton Miller

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