Yaoyao Ding

Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto

I am a second year Ph.D. student at University of Toronto, supervised by Professor Gennady Pekhimenko. I also received my master degree here. Before coming to UofT, I received my bachelor degree in computer science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (at ACM Honors Class).

My research interests lie in the general area of systems for machine learning. Currently, I am focusing on the optimization for neural network training and inference through compilation.


Jul 20, 2023 Thrilled & Grateful to be awarded the 2023 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship!
Apr 27, 2023 Hidet can now be used as a torch.compile(...) backend. Check out our PyTorch blog!
Feb 10, 2023 We open-sourced hidet at github.com/hidet-org/hidet.

Selected Publications

  1. Hidet: Task-Mapping Programming Paradigm for Deep Learning Tensor Programs
  2. IOS: Inter-Operator Scheduler for CNN Acceleration


  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Dec, 2021 - Apr, 2022
    Applied Scientist Intern, supervised by Dr. Cody Yu and Dr. Yida Wang. Santa Clara, USA
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Mar, 2021 - Jun, 2021
    Applied Scientist Intern, supervised by Dr. Haichen Shen and Dr. Yida Wang. Shanghai, China
  • HAN Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Jul, 2019 - Dec, 2019
    Research Assistant, supervised by Prof. Song Han. Cambridge, USA
  • Apex Lab, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) Sep, 2018 - Jun, 2019
    Research Assistant, supervised by Prof. Yong Yu and Prof. Weinan Zhang. Shanghai, China