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Yuheng Bu

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE)
Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
University of Florida

Contact Information

Email: buyuheng [at] {ufl} [dot] edu
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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) at University of Florida.

Before joining the University of Florida, I was a postdoctoral research associate at the Research Laboratory of Electronics and Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). I received my Ph.D. degree at the Coordinated Science Laboratory and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2019. Before that, I received a B.S. degree (with honors) in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2014.


My research interests lie in the intersection of machine learning, information theory and signal processing. I leverage the tools from information theory and signal processing to develop theoretically justified learning algorithms for diverse applications, including watermarking generative AI, fair machine learning, uncertainty quantification, model compression.

More broadly, the primary goal of my research is to lay information-theoretic foundations for trustworthy learning algorithms, particularly with generalization, fairness, and robustness guarantees.

To Prospective Students

PhD candidates: Self-motivated students with strong backgrounds in probability, statistics, machine learning, and information theory are welcome to reach out. You should be comfortable with writing and reading proofs and learning challenging new mathematical concepts; in other words, a decent mathematical maturity is required.

Please send me an email with the subject “Prospective Ph.D. Student” attached with your academic CV and undergraduate/graduate transcripts.

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