Tianbao YangAssociate Professor
Computer Science, University of Iowa
also affiliated with Iowa Informatics Initiative and Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences program
Email: [first-name]-[last-name] at uiowa.edu
I am an associate professor at the Computer Science Department at the University of Iowa. I was a researcher at NEC Laboratories America, Inc. Before that, I was a Machine Learning Researcher at
GE Global Research. I received my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Michigan State University in 2012.
Here is my Google Scholar Citations.
The birds library is a distributed library aiming to solve big data classification and regression problems in a distributed enviorment (a cluster of machines) or parallel fashion (a multi-core machine).
It implements a practical distributed stochastic dual coordinate ascent proposed in the following paper:
T. Yang. Trading Computation for Communication: Distributed Stochastic Dual Coordinate Ascent. NIPS, 2013.
The library can solve the following linear classification and regression problems: