hi, I'm Jinning Li | 黎金宁
I am a PhD student in Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. My advisor is Prof. Tarek Abdelzaher. My research interests focus on Data Mining and Machine Learning for Social Networks and Cyber-Physical Systems. Also interested in Autonomous Driving, NLP, and Computer Vision.
Before joining UIUC, I was an Machine Learning Engineer in Pony.ai Inc. I obtained my B.S. in Compuer Science from ACM Honors Class, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.


PhD student in Computer Science | University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
M.S. in Computer Science | University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Advisor: Prof. Tarek Abdelzaher
Social Sensing | Cyber-Physical Systems | Graph Mining | Natural Language Processing


Research Scholar | ACE Center for Evolvable Computing
SRC Research Scholars Program
Graph Representation Learning | Temporal Graph Optimization

Research Assistant | Advanced Network Lab | Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Advisor: Prof. Xiaofeng Gao
Data Mining | Social Network | Natural Language Processing

Research Intern | Cornell University
Advisor: Prof. Thorsten Joachims
Counterfactual Machine Learning | Ad Placement

Research Intern | Purdue University
Advisor: Prof. Yexiang Xue
Machine Learning | Computer Vision | Computational Sustainability


Applied Scientist Intern | Amazon Inc.
Large Language Model Adapters | Knowledge Graph | LLAMA | Deepspeed

Applied Research Intern | Twitter Inc. (Cortex)
Natural Language Processing | Knowledge Graph Representations | Large Language Model

Machine Learning Algorithm Engineer (Full Time) | Pony.ai Inc.
Autonomous Driving | Perception | Classification | Trajectory Prediction

Research Intern | YITU Technology Inc.
Face Recognition | Super Resolution | Re-Identification



IJCAI 2019 (First Author)


ICDM 2019 (First Author)


DEXA 2018 (Third Author)


Course Project

Maple: the Compiler

Course Project

Ad Placement

Project at Cornell

Deep Wave

Course Project

CBiMPM: Natural Language Inference

Course Project
Jinning Li