Natural language processing and expressiveness

  • Xueying Bai, Jinghuan Shang, Yifan Sun, Niranjan Balasubramanian. Learning for Expressive Task-Related Sentence Representations (arxiv)

Optimization and flows

  • Yushen Huang, Taehoon Lee, Yifan Sun. Approximate backwards differentiation of gradient flow. (arxiv)

  • Zhaoyue Chen, Yifan Sun. Accelerating Frank-Wolfe via Averaging Step Directions. (arxiv)

  • Zhaoyue Chen, Mokhwa Lee, Yifan Sun. Continuous time Frank-Wolfe does not zig-zag. (arxiv)

Frank Wolfe method

  • B. Zhou, Y. Sun. Approximate Frank-Wolfe Algorithms over Graph-structured Support Sets. ICML 2022. (arxiv)

  • Y. Sun, F. Bach. Screening for a Reweighted Penalized Conditional Gradient Method. Submitted to Open Journal of Mathematical Optimization (OJMO). (arxiv) (github)

Structured sparsity and optimization

  • Y. Sun, F. Bach. Safe Screening for the Generalized Conditional Gradient Method. Technical report, arXiv:2002.09718, 2020. (pdf) (CIRM slides)

  • Y. Sun, H. Jeong, J. Nutini, M. Schmidt. Are we there yet? Manifold identification of gradient-related proximal methods. AISTATS 2019 (aistats) (opt-online) (poster) (ICCOPT)

Gauges and gauge duality

  • Z. Fan, H. Jeong, Y. Sun, M. Friedlander. Atomic Decomposition via Polar Alignment: The Geometry of Structured Optimization. Foundations and Trends(r) in Optimization (2020). (pdf)

  • Y. Sun, M. Friedlander. One-Shot Atomic Detection. IEEE CAMSAP 2019 (IEEE) (pdf)

  • Y. Sun, R. Estrin, M. Friedlander. Approximate methods for phase retrieval via gauge duality (arxiv) (SIAM CSE slides)

Encoding for distributed optimization

  • C. Karakus, Y. Sun, S. Diggavi, W. Yin. Redundancy Techniques for Straggler Mitigation in Distributed Optimization and Learning. JMLR 2019. (jmlr)

  • C. Karakus, Y. Sun, S. Diggavi, W. Yin. Straggler Mitigation in Distributed Optimization Through Data Encoding. NIPS 2018 (nips)

  • C. Karakus, Y. Sun, S. Diggavi. "Encoded distributed optimization." ISIT 2017 (pdf)

Deep learning

  • W. Wang, Y. Sun, E. Eriksson, W. Wang, V. Aggarwal. Wide Compression: Tensor Ring Nets. CVPR 2018 (cvpr) (arxiv)

  • D. Zhang, Y. Sun, B. Eriksson, L. Balzono. Deep Unsupervised Clustering Using Mixture of Autoencoders. (arxiv)

Natural language processing and data mining

  • Z. Yao, Y. Sun, W. Ding, N. Rao, H. Xiong. Discovery of Evolving Semantics through Dynamic Word Embedding Learning. WSDM 2018. (wsdm) (arxiv)

  • Y. Sun, N. Rao, W. Ding. A Simple Approach to Learn Polysemous Word Embeddings (arxiv)

  • V. Rakesh, W. Ding, N. Rao, Y. Sun, A. Ahuja, C. Reddy. A Sparse Topic Model for Extracting Aspect-Specific Summaries from Online Reviews. WWW 2018 (www)

Group sparsity constrained inverse covariance estimator

  • S. Tao, Y. Sun, D. Boley. Inverse Covariance Estimation with Structured Groups. IJCAI 2017. (ijcai)

Chordal decomposition

Belief propagation and spectrum sensing

  • F. Penna, Y. Sun, L. Dolecek, and D. Cabric. Detecting and Counteracting Statistical Attacks in Cooperative Spectrum Sensing. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 60(4):1806-1822, April 2012. (IEEE)

  • F. Penna, Y. Sun, L. Dolecek, and D. Cabric. Joint Spectrum Sensing and Detection of Malicious Nodes via Belief Propagation, IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, pp.1-5, 5-9 Dec. 2011. (IEEE)


  • Y. Sun and L. Dolecek. Complexity analysis of interior point methods for LP decoding, 2011 Conference Record of the Forty FifthAsilomar Conference on Systems, Signals and Computers, pp.659-663, 6-9 Nov. 2011. (IEEE)

  • SMST. Yazdi, H. Cho, Y. Sun, S. Mitra, L. Dolecek. Probabilistic analysis of Gallager B faulty decoder. Communications (ICC), 2012 IEEE International Conference on, 7019-7023. (IEEE)

Optical communications

  • X. Zhou and Y. Sun. US 8682182 B2: Blind carrier frequency offset detection for coherent receivers using quadrature amplitude modulation formats. Patent. (link)

  • X. Zhou and Y. Sun. US 8908809 B2: Complexity reduced feed forward carrier recovery methods for M-QAM modulation formats. Patent. (link)

Adaptive filters

  • Y. Sun, J. Chen and K. K. Parhi. Multi-delay block frequency domain adaptive filters with sparse partial subblock update. 2009 Conference Record of the Forty-Third Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, pp.206-209, 1-4 Nov. 2009. (IEEE)

Textbook chapters

  • Jinchao Li, Yifan Sun, and Lieven Vandenberghe. Chapter 3: Linear and Quadratic Optimization in Electrical Engineering. In Advances and Trends in Optimization with Engineering Applications. SIAM, 2017. (siam)

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