I am currently a first year Ph.D. at Princeton University.

I completed my undergraduate at Andrew Chi-Chih Yao’s CS pilot class at Tsinghua University, where I am advised by Prof. Wei Chen. Previously, I am also a reserach intern at Microsoft Research Asia Theory group and my mentor is Prof. Wei Chen. In my junior year, I also visited Duke University.

Research Interests

I am broadly interested in theoretical computer science. Some particular interests include algorithms, theory of optimization, online algorithms, with application into mechanism design and other social science problems.


  • [Aug. 2020] I am happy to enroll in Princeton University remotely.
  • [June 2020] I finished my internship at High-Flyer Quant. I had a wonderful time during this 2-month experience.

Contact Information

haoyu AT princeton DOT edu

zhaohy16 AT mail DOT tsinghua DOT org DOT cn

thomaszhao1998 AT gmail DOT com