About Me

I'm Fan(Amy) Yang, a first year Ph.D. student at iSchool of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh My research interested is Data Science, Data Fusion, Data Management and Integration. I'm currently working on an Information Fusion project with CMU. My adviosr is Prof. Vladimir Zadorozhny.

Contact Details

Fan Yang
2B10, 135 N Bellifield Ave.
School of Information Sciences
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA, 15213, USA



University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Ph.D. in information Science Aug.2016 - present

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA, USA

Master Degree in Applied Mathematics Aug.2014 - May.2016

Dalian University of Technology, Liaoning, China

B.S. Degree in Graphic Design Sep.2010 - Jun.2014


Independent Study

Research Advisor: Prof. Randy Paffenroth May 2015 - May.2016

Developed a new algorithm for detecting k-sparse solutions as a competitor to standard compressed sensing. Formulated goal to construct techniques with fewer requirements restricted isometry property of the mapping matrix. Constructed a novel solver for the algorithm using non-convex truncated norm optimization through Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers (ADMM) and implemented it in Python. Presented by Prof. Paffenroth in Conference: Systems of Lines: Applications of Algebraic Combinatorics

Independent Study

Research Advisor: Prof. Xiangnan Kong Nov.2015 - May.2016

Researched an improved group graphic lasso for calculating precision matrix of fMRI (Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) data and rebuilding brain network structure which has assumed that part of brain structure has inner connection. Used python and Matlab to implement this algorithm and visualize it with Mayavi.

Publication & Group