Jianwei Shen

PhD Student
Office: GS 725
Interests: Machine learning
Advisor: Dr. Jason Pacheco


I was born and grown up in Suzhou, which is a city famous for silk and traditional Chinese garden located in the eastern part of China. I got my B.E. in Software Engineering at the Nanjing University. After my graduation, I worked in the industry for two years in Shanghai. When I got bored with dealing with daily routine of work, I decided to purse a higher level education abroad. So I entered the University of Washington, Tacoma for a master's degree in Computer Science, where I found my interest in Machine Learning. And now I'm the first year CS Ph.D. student working with Prof. Jason Pacheco at the UA.

​​​​​Research Interests

My research interest is Machine Learning.

What long-term project do you want to work on?

Currently, I'm working on extending the discrete information-theoretical decision making to the continuous space.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

Learning new knowledge and taking on the challenges.

What are your career goals?

I want to work in research labs in industry for several years after getting my Ph.D. degree and then see what I need to do next. Probably I'll start up my own business after that.

​​​​Tell us something interesting about yourself!

I'm interested in basketball, a big fan of Kobe Bryant. History is also one of my favorite subjects, so I'm also quite into those history-based strategic games. I also have a snowboarding fever. Waiting for the winter coming.