Puheng Li 李朴恒

Puheng Li 李朴恒

Ph.D. Student

Stanford

Biography

Hello and welcome to my homepage! I'm a first-year PhD student in the Department of Statistics at Stanford University. Previously, I received my bachelor's degree in statistics from School of Mathematical Sciences at Peking University. At PKU, I had the pleasure to be advised by Prof. Lei Wu. I was also very fortunate to have worked with Prof. Weijie Su, Prof. Linjun Zhang, and Prof. James Zou during my undergraduate study. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in working with me!

Contact
puhengli AT stanford DOT edu
Education
  • Ph.D. in Statistics, 2028 (expected)

    Department of Statistics, Stanford University

  • B.S. in Statistics, 2023

    School of Mathematical Sciences, Peking University

  • High School Diploma (Mathematics), 2019

    Shanghai High School

Publications

Talks

Research

  • Microsoft Research Asia     Mar. 2023 - Jun. 2023
    Research Intern (advisor: Dr. Zhong Li, Dr. Huishuai Zhang, and Dr. Jiang Bian)
    Worked on estimating the generalization error of score based diffusion models.
  • Stanford University & Rutgers University (remote)     Apr. 2022 - Sep. 2022
    Research Assistant (advisor: Prof. James Zou & Prof. Linjun Zhang)
    Worked on designing fair classification algorithm with finite-sample and distribution-free guarantees.
  • The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (remote)     Mar. 2022 - Nov. 2022
    Research Assistant (advisor: Prof. Weijie Su)
    Worked on designing robust truthful mechanisms in peer review problems.
  • School of Mathematical Sciences, Peking University     Mar. 2022 - Nov. 2022
    Research Assistant (advisor: Prof. Lei Wu)
    Worked on exploring non-local properties of neural network landscapes.
  • Teaching

  • Stanford University     Jan. 2024 - Mar. 2024
    Teaching Assistant (STATS 100 - Mathematics of Sports)

  • Honors & Awards

  • 2023 Stars of Tomorrow, Microsoft Research Asia
  • 2023 Excellent Graduate (PKU & Beijing)
  • 2022 Leo Koguan Scholarship
  • 2022, 2021, 2020 Merit Student of Peking University
  • 2021 Peking University Talent Pool Scholarship
  • 2020 Yizheng Alumni Scholarship
  • 2018 Gold Medal at the 34th Chinese Mathematical Olympiad
  • 2017 Silver Medal at the 33rd Chinese Mathematical Olympiad
  • Life

    “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato
    I love singing and playing guitar. I was honored Top 10 Singers of Peking University. Watch the selected performance videos on my Bilibili.

    I obtained 1 dan grading rank of Go. I was also member of school Table Tennis and Billiards team when at PKU.

    Fun

    Play a Gomoku Game with the robot I programmed!
    (Bot ID: 6363ccda832a161fc44b43d3)