Student Spotlight: Mingwei Yang
September 26, 2023
Meet Mingwei Yang, an incoming PhD student in MS&E.
WHERE I LIVED PRIOR TO STANFORD
DEGREE & MAJOR
BS in Computer Science and Technology
RESEARCH THEMES MY WORK REPRESENTS
Computational Social Science
Academic and work experience
During my undergraduate years, I was fascinated by exploring those both mathematically interesting and practically important problems that arise in computer science and the intersection between computer science and economics, including approximation algorithms, algorithmic game theory, and computational social choice. I'm thrilled about my career at MS&E due to its amazing interdisciplinary and theory atmosphere.
Impact I hope to have in my field and the world
I hope to enhance our understanding of numerous mathematically fundamental problems via theoretical tools in computer science and, ultimately, contribute to a higher efficiency in society.
Interests and hobbies
I was into rock climbing since my sophomore year. Prior to that, I went cycling and played basketball a lot. I also play video games in my spare time.