Yang-Hui He is Fellow at the London Institute for Mathematical Sciences, and holds a Professorship of mathematics at City, University of London, the Chang-Jiang Chair Professorship at NanKai University, China and is a lecturer at Merton College, Oxford.
Professor Yang-Hui He is a mathematical physicist working on the interface between geometry, number theory and string theory. Recently, he helped introduce machine-learning into the field of pure mathematics by using machine learning to uncover new patterns and raise new conjectures.
Yang did his undergraduate at Princeton University and then obtained a Masters in Mathematics with distinction at the University of Cambridge. He went on to receive his PhD in mathematical physics from MIT.
Yang continued with postdoctoral work in the University of Pennsylvania before joining University of Oxford as the FitzJames Fellow in Mathematics and then the UK STFC Advanced Fellow in theoretical physics. He is currently Fellow at the London Institute for Mathematical Sciences. He concurrently holds a professorship of mathematics at City, University of London, the Chang-Jiang Chair Professorship at NanKai University, China and remains a tutor and lecturer at Merton College, Oxford. Yang is the author of three books and more than 170 journal papers.