Yin Lou

I am a 5th year Ph.D. candidate at Department of Computer Science, Cornell University. I obtained my B.Sc. degree from Fudan University in 2009. I am interested in data mining, machine learning and computer vision.

I taught CS 2022 Introduction to C in Spring'11 and CS 2026 Introduction to C# in Spring'10.

My Curriculum Vitae can be found here.


  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Ph.D. candidate, Department of Computer Science
  • Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • B.Sc., School of Computer Science
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
  • Visiting Student, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Selected Recent Publications

  • Accurate Intelligible Models with Pairwise Interactions.
    Yin Lou, Rich Caruana, Johannes Gehrke and Giles Hooker.
    KDD'13, Chicago, IL, USA. [PDF][Website][BibTex]
  • MatchMiner: Efficient Spanning Structure Mining in Large Image Collections.
    Yin Lou, Noah Snavely, and Johannes Gehrke.
    ECCV'12, Florence, Italy. [PDF][Website][BibTex]
  • Intelligible Models for Classification and Regression.
    Yin Lou, Rich Caruana, and Johannes Gehrke.
    KDD'12, Beijing, China. [PDF][Slides][Website][BibTex]


  • MLTK
  • A machine learning tool kit with various algorithms for supervised learning.
    Download: code API documentation

Work History

  • LinkedIn, Mountain View, CA
  • Data Scientist Intern, 2013.05 - 2013.08
  • Microsoft Research/Bing, Bellevue, WA
  • Research Intern, 2012.05 - 2012.08
  • Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA
  • Research Intern, 2011.05 - 2011.08
  • Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China
  • Visiting Student, 2009.01 - 2009.05
  • IBM, Shanghai, China
  • System Software Engineering Intern, 2008.07 - 2008.08


  • Capital One Statistics Modeling Competition, Finalist, 2012
  • Stars of Tomorrow, Microsoft Research Asia, 2009
  • Excellent Graduate of Shanghai, 2009
  • Excellent Undergraduate Scholarship, 1st Prize, 2009
  • Wangdao Scholar, 2008
  • Chiang Chen Overseas Graduate Fellowship (10 recipients in China), 2008
  • Chinese National Scholarship, 2007 - 2008
  • Dean's List, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2007
  • China HP Excellent Student Scholarship, 2007
  • Tung Orient Overseas Container Line Scholarship, 2006