Yifan Hu received his BSc/MSc in Applied Mathematics from Shanghai Jiao-Tong University, and a Ph.D. in Optimization from Loughborough University. He worked as a senior scientific officer in Daresbury Laboratory between 1992 to 2001. He joined Wolfram Research in 2001, and AT&T Labs in 2007. In 2014, he joined Yahoo Research. His research interests include data mining, data visualization, recommender systems, and numerical and combinatorical algorithms.

Scalable Machine Learning, User Modeling and Personalization