# Wotao Yin

Wotao Yin

Professor

Department of Mathematics

University of California, Los Angelesb

## Address

Office: Math Sciences Building 7620B

Email: wotaoyin @ math.ucla.edu

Phone: (424) 256-5527

Fax: (310) 206-6673

# Recent reports and preprints

- Solving stochastic compositional optimization is nearly as easy as solving stochastic optimization
T. Chen, Y. Sun, W. Yin

- Projecting to manifolds via unsupervised learning
H. Heaton, S. Wu Fung, A. Lin, S. Osher, W. Yin

- Decentralized learning with lazy and approximate dual gradients
Y. Liu, Y. Sun, W. Yin

- A mean field game inverse problem
L. Ding, W. Li, S. Osher, W. Yin

- An improved analysis of stochastic gradient descent with momentum
Y. Liu, Y. Gao, W. Yin

- Does knowledge transfer always help to learn a better policy？
F. Feng, W. Yin, L. Yang

- Safeguarded learned convex optimization
H. Heaton, X. Chen, Z. Wang, W. Yin

- LASG: Lazily aggregated stochastic gradients for communication-efficient distributed learning
T. Chen, Y. Sun, W. Yin

- Scaled relative graph of normal matrices
X. Huang, E. Ryu, W. Yin

- Tight coefficients of averaged operators via scaled relative graph
X. Huang, E. Ryu, W. Yin

# Book and notes

- Large-Scale Convex Optimization via Monotone Operators (Draft)
E. Ryu, W. Yin

- Splitting Methods in Communication, Imaging, Science, and Engineering
Editors: R. Glowinski, S. Osher, W. Yin

- Compressive Sensing for Wireless Networks
Z. Han, H. Li, W. Yin

# Teaching

Math 164

Math 182

Math 273A, 273B

Math 285J

# Useful apps for research

Sublime Text

Skype, Google Docs and Sheets

LucidChart, Tikz, TikZiT

MikTex, WinEdt, SumatraPDF

OneNote, DrawBoard, PDF-XChange Viewer

Zotero (with Better BibTex and ZotFile plug-ins)

GitHub, SmartGit

UCLA CAM Reports