• Short Bio

    I am currently studying at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) as a third-year Ph.D. candidate in mathematics. My research interests are adversarial examples and generative models.


    I got my B.Sc. in mathematics in Tianjin University in 2014 and was recommended to the graduate school of Tianjin University with the privilege of exemption of entrance exam. However, I decided to quit this master program halfway, following what Steve Jobs said: "You've got to find what you love" and "If you haven't found it yet, keep looking and don't settle".

  • Work experience

    Tencent (Shenzhen)

    Jun. 2017 - Jan. 2018

    Internship at Computer Vision Center, AI Lab

    Mentor: WU Baoyuan

    Supervisor: LIU Wei

    Research: Large-scale multi-label learning

  • Education Background

    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology​ (HKUST)

    Sept. 2016 - now

    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mathematics

    Supervisor: Prof. YAO Yuan

    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

    Feb. 2016 - May 2016

    Exchange Student

    Department of Computer Science

    2016 Spring Exchange Program

    Israel Institute of Technology​ (Technion)

    Jul. 2015 - Aug. 2015

    Engineering and Science Courses (Summer Program)

    Lecturer: Dr. Koby Crammer

    Course: Machine Learning (finished course with the 1st ranking)

    Full scholarship provided by High Education Council of Israel and CSC.

    Tianjin University (TJU)

    Sept. 2014 - Jul. 2016

    Master of Science (M.Sc.) in mathematics (quit)

    Three-year programme, drop out in the second year.

    Peking University (PKU)

    Feb. 2014 - Jun. 2014

    Research Assistant

    Key Laboratory of Machine Perception (Ministry of Education)

    Supervisor: Prof. LIN Zhouchen

    Tianjin University (TJU)

    Sept. 2010 - Jul. 2014

    Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in mathematics

    Be recommended to the graduate school with the privilege of exemption of entrance exam.

  • miscellaneous


    I love reading, no matter what kinds of books they are. (If you wanna see whether we share same interests, you can catch a glimpse in my Douban.


    I am a sports fan, especially basketball. Kobe Bryant is my favorite basketball player since I really love his beautiful fadeaway jumper. Moreover, what touch me deeply are his perseverance, determination, unbelievable diligence.

    "Somebody has to win, so why not be me?" "Second place means the first loser." --Kobe Bryant


    Addicted in novelty and different life experience, I would like to study or travel in different places. “读万卷书,行万里路。” There is a Google map indicating my footprint overseas.


    By the way, I have a micro-single camera in this summer whereby I can “pause” the meaningful and beautiful moments of my life. There is a gallery below to share them with you. (I have not updated it for a long time. Some interesting things are shared via Weibo or Instagram, which accounts you could find at the end.)


    I am very lucky to encounter my girl friend and we have been together from May 3rd, 2014. She is the dream one, meeting almost all my imagination of the girl friend. There is a short clip I made to memorize our 700 days together.

  • Gallery

    My lofter for photographs

  • My blog

    "You can not connect the dots looking forwards. You can only connect them looking backwards." --Steve Jobs

    June 23, 2016
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  • contact me



    WeChat: minfanmath

    Weibo: Proteus_Fan

    Douban: Proteus_Fan

    Instagram: proteusfan

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