Sirui Li

Doctoral Candidate, Social & Engineering Systems and Statistics

Sirui Li received her SB in Computer Science and Mathematics from Washington University in 2019 and was one of the five class of 2019 valedictorians from the Washington University School of Engineering. She is especially interested in Bayesian methods, social networks, and machine learning applications to economics and political science. Sirui works with Professor Cathy Wu on solving the ride-sharing problem (how to partition riders into groups, which is an NP hard problem) using graph neural networks and reinforcement learning. Her long-term research goal is to improve algorithms/heuristics that solve hard social problems in city planning and mechanism design.

Selected publications:
The Congressional Classification Challenge: Domain Specificity and Partisan Intensity

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