Shengcao Cao

Shengcao Cao

PhD Student

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

About Me


I am a first-year PhD student in Computer Science at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, advised by Liangyan Gui & Yuxiong Wang. Previously, I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with MS in Robotics, where I was advised by Kris Kitani, and Peking University with BS in Computer Science, where I was advised by Liwei Wang.

I mainly study the intersection of machine learning and computer vision, in particular efficient neural networks, network compression, neural architecture search, and object detection. My major focus is to improve the (training, inference, searching) efficiency of deep learning models.

I am looking for research internships for Summer 2022. Feel free to contact me if interested!

  • PhD in Computer Science, 2021 - Present

    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

  • MS in Robotics, 2019 - 2021

    Carnegie Mellon University

  • BS in Computer Science, 2015 - 2019

    Peking University