Yongkang Du


Yongkang Du is a research assistant at the University of Southern California, advised by Prof. Jieyu Zhao. He received his M.S. and B.E. in computer science from University of Southern California and North China University of Technology, respectively. Previously, he was an intern at the Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His cv is available here.

I have a broad interests in ML and NLP. My current research interests include

  • Safety (fairness, privacy) and performance trade-off.
  • Efficient training strategy i.e., adaptive curriculum learning.
  • Task adaptability and generalization.

Looking for Ph.D. opportunities starting from Fall 2024!


Dec 27, 2023 My personal website has been built! :sparkles:

Selected publications

  1. Under Review
    Controllable Pareto Trade-off between Fairness and Accuracy
    Yongkang Du, Jieyu Zhao, Yijun Yang, and Tianyi Zhou
  2. Under Review
    SCORE: A framework for Self-Contradictory Reasoning Evaluation
    Ziyi Liu, Isabelle Lee, Yongkang Du, Soumya Sanyal, and Jieyu Zhao
    arXiv preprint arXiv:2311.09603, 2023