Xiaoyu Chen

I'm currently a fourth-year Ph.D. student at the Department of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University, and a member of CS Theory Group. I'm advised by Professor Yitong Yin.

Before I joined Nanjing University, I obtained B.Eng. degree from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in June 2020, where I was adviced by Prof. Mingyu Xiao and Dr. Yi Zhou.

Research Interests

I'm interested in theoretical computer science. Currently, I focus on Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods, which are widely used for approximate sampling and counting.


Awards & Honors

National Scholarship for graduate students 2021
Outstanding Graduate Student(优秀毕业生) of UESTC 2020
Rank 8 of IEEEXtreme 12.0 Programming Competition 2018
Silver Medal of The ACM-ICPC Asia Regional Contest, Beijing Site 2017

Teaching Assistantships

Computation Method (Spring 2023) Nanjing University
Computation Method (Spring 2022) Nanjing University
Advanced Algorithms (Fall 2021) Nanjing University


External reviewer for: RANDOM 2022, SODA 2024