Tao Lin

PhD student in Computer Science

Harvard University


I am a third-year PhD student in Computer Science at Harvard University, where I am very fortunate to be advised by Prof. Yiling Chen. My research interest lies in the intersection between economics and machine learning. I have been working on “mechanism design + machine learning” problems since my undergraduate study at Peking University, working with Prof. Xiaotie Deng. Recently, I started to look into information design problems like information aggregation and Bayesian persuasion, also from a machine learning perspective.


  • Mechanism Design
  • Information Design
  • Machine Learning


  • BSc in EECS, 2020

    Peking University


Nash Convergence of Mean-Based Learning Algorithms in First Price Auctions
Robustness of Empirical Revenue Maximization in Auction Learning



Research Intern

University of British Columbia

Jun 2019 – Sep 2019 Vancouver
Advised by Hu Fu.

Research Assistant

Center on Frontiers of Computing Studies, Peking University

Sep 2018 – Sep 2021 Beijing
Advised by Xiaotie Deng.