Jiaqi Ma | 马家祺

Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Adjunct Assistant Professor
School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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About Me

I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University working with Prof. Hima Lakkaraju. In Fall 2023, I will start as an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I received my Ph.D. from University of Michigan and a B.Eng. from Tsinghua University.

I’m generally interested in understanding and improving machine learning (ML) for complex real-world data (e.g., graphs, rankings, partially observed data), under different contexts (e.g., distribution shift), from various aspects (e.g., accuracy, efficiency, robustness, fairness). I’m particularly interested in scenarios where humans are involved. Some “buzzwords” relevant to my existing research include graph ML, trustworthy ML, and recommender systems. I’m also dipping into explainable ML and NLP.

I have openings for Ph.D. students starting in Fall 2023. Please see here for more details.


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Pronunciation of my first name: Jia-Chi.