Xiannian Fan

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Xiannian Fan
Machine Learning Researcher
San Francisco Bay Area
Email: xiannianfan@gmail.com

I am an machine learning researcher at Yahoo Research. In the Ads Science team, I work on Ads click modeling ands relevance modeling. Before that, I worked at Uber, building machine learning fraud detection system. I earned my Ph.D degree from Computer Science Department at Graduate Center, CUNY. My research topic was machine learning. My advisor was Professor Changhe Yuan. For more information, please see my resume.


August 2017 - Present

Sr Research Engineer at Yahoo Research
Work on projects: Search Ads Click Modeling, Native Ads Click Modeling, Product Ads Relevance Modeling

May 2015 - August 2017

Software Engineer at Uber
Build machine learning system for fraud detection.

Sep 2011 - April 2015

Research Assistant at CUNY
Research topic: Learning Optimal Bayesian Networks.


2011 - 2015 Graduate Center, City University of New York
Ph.D in Computer Science
Advisor: Changhe Yuan
2008 - 2011 University of Science and Technology of China
M.S. in Computer Science
Master Thesis: Classification of Imbalance Datasets
Thesis advisor: Ke Tang
2004 - 2008 Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
B.Eng. in Computer Science