# Jingbang Chen

j293chen@uwaterloo.ca / chenjb1997@gmail.com

I am a first year PhD student in the Algorithms & Complexity Group of University of Waterloo starting in Winter 2023. I am fortunate to be advised by Richard Peng. Prior to this, I received my Master at Georgia Institute of Technology and B.Eng (Honors) at Zhejiang University under supervision of Can Wang.

I have a broad interest in theoretical computer science, with special interests in developing efficient algorithms to solve problems on graphs with certain structured, balancing between theoretical analysis and practical applications.

I am highly involved with Competitive Programming. Staring from season 2022 - 2023, I work as the coach of GT programming team. Prior to this, I competed representing Zhejiang University and Georgia Tech in 2017 - 2021, participating in ICPC World Finals 2018 (Beijing), 2022 (Egypt). I also worked as the problem setter, the judge for over 10 contests including ICPC Nanjing Regional 2020, 2021 and the coach of training camps including ByteDance Winter Trainning Camp. I am also the founder and committee member of Universal Cup, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing trainings for competitive programming teams. All related experience are listed in Competitive Programming.

## education

- Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, 2023 - Current
- M.S., Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, 2020 - 2022
- B.Eng. (Honors), Pursuit Science Class, Chu Kochen Honors College (Joint Program with College of Computer Science and Technology), Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 2016 - 2020
- Guangzhou No.2 High School, Guangzhou, 2010 - 2016

## news

Aug 30, 2023 | Our paper “Distance Queries over Dynamic Interval Graphs” is accepted by the 34th International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation (ISAAC 2023). |
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Apr 17, 2023 | Our paper “Hardness of Graph-Structured Algebraic and Symbolic Problems” is accepted by The 18th Algorithms and Data Structures Symposium (WADS 2023). |

Mar 9, 2023 | Our paper “Exponential Convergence of Sinkhorn Under Regularization Scheduling” is accepted by SIAM Conference on Applied and Computational Discrete Algorithms (ACDA23). |