My name Joshua Yao-Yu Lin, I am a physics Ph.D. student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am interested in and excited about the potential application of machine learning (in particular, deep learning) in astrophysics/ theoretical physics research.
I was born in South Africa, and I grew up in Taiwan. Before joining UIUC, I received my M.S. in physics at the National Taiwan University and B.S. in physics at National Tsing Hua University. Here’s my Resume.
My research centered on various aspects of machine learning application in physics/astrophysics, includes Cosmology, Dark Matter, Neutrinos, Gravitational Lensing, Supermassive Black Holes. Recently, I am interested in reinforcement learning and the potential connection with physics research. I am very fortunate to work with many Professors including Gil Holder, Charles Gammie, and Xin Liu at the University of Illinois. I am also a member of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration starting 2020. In spring 2021, I am spending a semester at CCA (Simons Foundation) as a guest researcher.