Research Interest Probabilistic Modeling, Machine Learning, with application to Computer Vision, Data Mining, and Financial Modeling. Publications Lars Backstrom, Dan Huttenlocher, Jon Kleinberg, Xiangyang Lan. “Group Formation in Large Social Networks: Membership, Growth, and Evolution”. Proc. 12th ACM SIGKDD Intl. Conf. on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, 2006. Xiangyang Lan, Stefan Roth, Dan Huttenlocher, Michael Black. “Efficient Belief Propagation with Learned Higher-Order Markov Random Fields”. In Proc. of European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2006. Xiangyang Lan and Dan Huttenlocher. “Beyond Trees: Common-Factor Models for 2D Human Pose Recovery”. In Proc. of IEEE Intl. Conf. on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2005. Xiangyang Lan and Dan Huttenlocher. “A Unified Spatio-Temporal Articulated Model for Tracking”. In Proc. of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2004. Teaching Experience Introduction to Computer Programming (CS 100), Spring 2004 Computers and Programming (CS 211), Fall 2003 Computer Networks (CS 519), Spring 2003 Introduction to Theory of Computing (CS 381), Fall 2002 02/04 – 05/04 09/03 – 12/03 02/03 – 05/03 09/02 – 12/02 Responsible for giving review sessions, design and grading of homework and project assignments. Received T.A. Award by Computer Science Dept. Cornell University. Patent “Local Bi-Gram Model for Object Recognition”. Co-inventor with Larry Zitnick and Richard Szeliski, US Patent pending, 2006 Presentations “Probabilistic Graphical Models for Object Recognition”, Ph.D. Dissertation proposal Computer Science Department, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, May, 2006 “Triplet Tree for Object Recognition”, MSR Intern final presentation Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, August, 2006 “Beyond Trees: Common-Factor Models for 2D Human Pose Recovery”, ICCV oral presentation ICCV Conference, Beijing, China, Oct, 2005 Honors and Awards T.A. Award for Excellence, Computer Science Department, Cornell University 04/2004 "12-9" Fellowship for Outstanding Student 2000-2001 in Tsinghua University. 11/2001 Meritorious Winner in the 2001 Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM'2001) 04/2001 Scholarship for Academic Excellence in Tsinghua University 09/2000