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Yijie Zhou

I am currently a 1st year Phd student in Mathsys II (funded by CSC).

I'm interested in complex networks, deep learning, reinforcement learning and related topics and applications in finance. My PhD project is supervised by Prof. Robert Mackay and Dr. Sansom Bazil.


  • 2020-, University of Warwick, Covnetry UK

PhD candidate in Mathsys.

  • 2019.09-2020.09, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

Mathsys, Centre for Doctoral Training. MSc level (Distinction)

  • 2018.09-2019.09, Univerisity College London, London, UK

MSc Financial Risk Management, Department of Computer Science (Distinction)

Dissertation topic: Evolution strategy and its combination with deep reinforcement learning in portfolio management.

  • 2014.09 - 2018.07, Xi'an Jiao Tong Liverpool University (XJTLU), Suzhou, China

BSc Applied Math, First Class with honor

Final year project: Numerical methods with its application in finance.

  • 2011-2014, Suzhou High School of Jiangsu Province


MSc Research Group Project (2020) - Stochastic parareal: an application of probabilistic methods to time-parallelisation
  • An investigation into whether probabilistic methods could be incorporated into the parareal algorithm in order to extract further parallel speed-up.
  • Supervised by Dr. Massimiliano Tamborrino, Dr. Debasmita Samaddar and Dr. Lynton Appel.
  • Group member: Kamran, Jack, Jimmy, Haoran .

yijie dot zhou at warwick dot ac dot uk



(Monday/Tuesday due to Covid restriction)