Ruishan Liu


Ruishan Liu
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Electrical Engineering
Stanford University


Email: ruishan [at] stanford (dot) edu

Room 263, Packard Building, Stanford, CA 94305

Research Interests

I'm part of Stanford Laboratory for Machine Learning, Genomics and Health, led by Prof. James Zou. My research interest is just as our lab's name stated — studies in machine learning and applications in genomics and computational health.
  • Machine Learning. I've worked on a variety of problems including reinforcement learning, GANs, model compression and optimal transport. It's always a pleasure for me to explore cutting-edge technologies — excited to propose new methods, develop algorithms and carry out theoretical analysis when needed.

  • Genomics. My past experience is mainly about single-cell RNA-seq analysis and study of spatial transcriptome.

  • Computational Health. We build algorithms to extract useful information from electronic health record (EHR). Recently, I'm in a close collaboration with Company Genetech to do disease prediction and clinical trials emulation with Flatiron cancer data.


  • Ph.D. Candidate, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2016 - Present

  • B.S., Physics, Peking University, 2012 - 2016

    • Might be a surprise: I did my undergrad in Physics with interesting researches in Quantum and Nonlinear Optics, very fortunate to be advised by Prof. Yun-Feng Xiao. Before the college, I've won Gold Medal in 28th Chinese Physics Olympiads for high school students.

    • Grateful to receive Chinese National Scholarship and join Chinese National Undergraduate Training Program for Innovation.

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Work Experience