My name is Lei Mao, and I am a Deep Learning Engineer at NVIDIA. My research and engineering interests are mainly in the areas of machine learning, artificial intelligence, general computer science, and user-friendly software engineering.

Before I joined NVIDIA, I graduated from the University of Chicago with a master degree in Computer Science, and did my part-time research at Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC). I also hold a master degree in Biochemistry from Duke University and a bachelor degree in Biotechnology from Dalian University of Technology in China.

I am a perfectionist. I want to solve the problems in my hands in perfect ways, which is, however, not achievable in many situations. I also apply Bellman Equation in the optimization of my life, which is a Markov decision process, but the future discount factor γ in the equation might be small and I would often be trapped in local optimum.