• Short biography

    • UCLA, adjunct assistant professor in Mathematics, 2019-now
    • UCLA, CAM assistant professor in Mathematics, 2016-2019.
    • Georgia Tech, Ph.D. in Mathematics, 2016.
    • Georgia Tech, M.S. in Statistics, 2015.
    • Shandong University, B.S.in Mathematics, 2009.

    Research areas

      Google Scholar.
    • Wasserstein Information Geometry (WIG) and Machine Learning;
    • Mean field games;
    • Schordinger equation and Schrodinger Bridge problem;
    • Computational mean field games, optimal transport and fluid dynamics.


    • Draft "Fast algorithms For Generalized Unnormalized Optimal Transport" is online, August 12, 2019. [PDF]
    • Draft "Diffusion hypercontractivity via generalized density manifold" is online, July 29, 2019. [PDF]
    • Draft "Fisher information regularization schemes for Wasserstein gradient flows" is online, July 3, 2019. [PDF]
    • Draft "Hessian transport gradient flows" is online, May 11, 2019.[PDF]
    • Paper "Algorithm for Hamilton-Jacobi equation in density space" is accpeted in Journal of Scientific Computation, May 4, 2019.
    • Papers "Parametric Fokker-Planck equation", "Affine Natural Proximal Learning", "Hopf-Cole transformation and Schrodinger problems" are accpeted in Geometry science of information, April 25, 2019.
    • Paper "Wasserstein of Wasserstein Loss" is accepted in ICML, April 22, 2019.
    • Draft "Gradient Structure Of The Ensemble Kalman Flow With Noise" is online, March 20, 2019.[PDF]
    • Paper "Solving Large-Scale Optimization Problems with a Convergence Rate Independent of Grid Size" is accepted in SIAM journal on numerical analysis, March 13, 2019. [PDF]


    Mean Field Games with Applications. [Talk ]
    Unnormalized Optimal Transport. [Talk ] [pdf1][pdf2]
    Learning via Wasserstein information geometry. [Talk ] [pdf1 ][pdf2] [pdf3]
    Evolutionary games via optimal transport. [Talk ] [pdf1 ][pdf2 ]
    Mean field games via probability manifold. [Talk ] [pdf ]
    Hamiltonian flows via optimal transport. [Talk1] [Talk2] [pdf1 ][pdf 2][ pdf3]
    Gradient flows on graphs via optimal transport. [Talk ] [pdf ]
    L1 optimal transport with applications. [Talk ] [pdf ]

    Website Links

    • Mean field games
    • Wasserstein Information Geometric Learning (WIGL) (Under construction)
    • Wasserstein Geometry and Dynamical systems (Under construction)


    • Office: MS 7620F, UCLA.
    • Email: wcli at math.ucla.edu