Sixin Zhang


I am a PhD student (since 2010) at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU. My advisor is Yann LeCun. I obtained my Master degree in Mathematics and Machine Learning at Paris VI and ENS Cachan (2008-2010). My undergraduate education was in Mathematics and Information Science at Shanghai University (2004-2008). In the summer of 2012, I interned at Google in studying large-scale distributed learning with Samy Bengio and the Google Brain Team. I also had an internship in 2010 at Credit Agricole Cheuvreux, studying with Charles-Albert Lehalle and Romain Burgot on the news impact on stock market.

Research interests

Optimization, Machine Learning, Statistics and Dynamical Systems.


NIPS 2011 Optimization Challenge.

Master dissertation News Impact on Stock Market.

Research study guided by Lucien Birgé on the classical Maximum likelihood estimator.


Tom Schaul, Sixin Zhang, Yann LeCun. No more pesky learning rates. JMLR W&CP 28 (3) : 343–351, 2013.

Li Wan, Matthew Zeiler, Sixin Zhang, Yann LeCun, Rob Fergus. Regularization of Neural Networks using DropConnect, JMLR W&CP 28 (3) : 1058–1066, 2013.

Sixin Zhang, Anna Choromanska, Yann LeCun. Deep learning with Elastic Averaging SGD. NIPS 2015. The source code of the EASGD/EAMSGD algorithm is available on github.

Personal interests

recollecting some memory

Mail Address

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