Portrait of Lin Xiao

Lin Xiao

Senior Principal Researcher


I am a senior principal researcher at Microsoft Research AI, located in Redmond, WA. My current research interests include:

  • Optimization algorithms for machine learning: stochastic and data-driven algorithms, randomized incremental and coordinate descent methods, minimax optimization, statistical methods.
  • Reinforcement learning algorithms, theory and applications.
  • Parallel and distributed computing, machine learning and optimization software.