Prof. SO, Man Cho Anthony 蘇 文 藻 教授


Associate Professor
BSE (Princeton University)
MSc, PhD (Stanford University)

Research Interests :
 * Algorithm Design
 * Data Analytics
 * Optimization

Office :  Room 604, William M.W. Mong
             Engineering Building
Tel      :  (852) 3943-8477
Email  :  manchoso@se.cuhk.edu.hk


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Biography

Anthony Man-Cho So received his BSE degree in Computer Science from Princeton University with minors in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Engineering and Management Systems, and German Language and Culture. He then received his MSc degree in Computer Science and his PhD degree in Computer Science with a PhD minor in Mathematics from Stanford University. Dr. So joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2007. He currently serves as Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management. He  also holds a courtesy appointment as Associate Professor in the CUHK-BGI Innovation Institute of Trans-omics. His recent research focuses on the interplay between optimization theory and various areas of algorithm design, such as computational geometry, machine learning, signal processing, bioinformatics, and algorithmic game theory.
 
Dr. So currently serves on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Journal of Global Optimization, Optimization Methods and Software, and SIAM Journal on Optimization. He has also served on the editorial board of Mathematics of Operations Research. He received the 2015 IEEE Signal Processing Society Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award, the 2014 IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Outstanding Paper Award, the 2010 Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Optimization Society Optimization Prize for Young Researchers, and the 2010 CUHK Young Researcher Award. He also received the 2008 Exemplary Teaching Award and the 2011, 2013, 2015 Dean’s Exemplary Teaching Award from the Faculty of Engineering at CUHK, and the 2013 Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award from CUHK. 

Selected Publications

H. Liu, W. Wu, A. M.-C. So, “Quadratic Optimization with Orthogonality Constraints: Explicit Łojasiewicz Exponent and Linear Convergence of Line-Search Methods”, Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2016), pp. 1158-1167, 2016.
 
G. Wang, A. M.-C. So, Y. Li, “Robust Convex Approximation Methods for TDOA-Based Localization under NLOS Conditions”, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing 64(13):3281-3296, 2016 
 
A. Lemon, A. M.-C. So, Y. Ye, “Low-Rank Semidefinite Programming: Theory and Applications”, Foundations and Trends in Optimization 2(1-2): 1-156, 2016.
 
K.-Y. Wang, A. M.-C. So, T.-H. Chang, W.-K. Ma, C.-Y. Chi, “Outage Constrained Robust Transmit Optimization for Multiuser MISO Downlinks: Tractable Approximations by Conic Optimization”, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing 62(21): 5690-5705, 2014.
 
S. X. Wu, W.-K. Ma, A. M.-C. So, “Physical-Layer Multicasting by Stochastic Transmit Beamforming and Alamouti Space-Time Coding”, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing 61(17): 4230-4245, 2013.
 
S.-S. Cheung, A. M.-C. So, K. Wang, “Linear Matrix Inequalities with Stochastically Dependent Perturbations and Applications to Chance-Constrained Semidefinite Optimization”, SIAM Journal on Optimization 22(4): 1394-1430, 2012.
 
A. M.-C. So, “Deterministic Approximation Algorithms for Sphere Constrained Homogeneous Polynomial Optimization Problems”, Mathematical Programming, Series B, 129(2): 357-382, 2011.
 
A. M.-C. So, “Moment Inequalities for Sums of Random Matrices and Their Applications in Optimization”, Mathematical Programming, Series A, 130(1): 125-151, 2011.
 
Y. J. Zhang, A. M.-C. So, “Optimal Spectrum Sharing in MIMO Cognitive Radio Networks via Semidefinite Programming”, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications 29(2): 362-373, 2011.
 
Z.-Q. Luo, W.-K. Ma, A. M.-C. So, Y. Ye, S. Zhang, “Semidefinite Relaxation of Quadratic Optimization Problems”, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine 27(3): 20-34, 2010.
 
A. M.-C. So, Y. Ye, J. Zhang, “A Unified Theorem on SDP Rank Reduction”, Mathematics of Operations Research 33(4): 910-920, 2008.
 
A. M.-C. So, Y. Ye, “Theory of Semidefinite Programming for Sensor Network Localization”, Mathematical Programming, Series B, 109: 367-384, 2007.

A. M.-C. So, “Deterministic Approximation Algorithms for Sphere Constrained Homogeneous Polynomial Optimization Problems”, Mathematical Programming, Series B, 129(2): 357-382, 2011.

A. M.-C. So, “Moment Inequalities for Sums of Random Matrices and Their Applications in Optimization”, Mathematical Programming, Series A, 130(1): 125-151, 2011.

Y. J. Zhang, A. M.-C. So, “Optimal Spectrum Sharing in MIMO Cognitive Radio Networks via Semidefinite Programming”, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications 29(2): 362-373, 2011.

Z.-Q. Luo, W.-K. Ma, A. M.-C. So, Y. Ye, S. Zhang, “Semidefinite Relaxation of Quadratic Optimization Problems”, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine 27(3): 20-34, 2010.

A. M.-C. So, J. Zhang, Y. Ye, “Stochastic Combinatorial Optimization with Controllable Risk Aversion Level”, Mathematics of Operations Research 34(3): 522-537, 2009.

A. M.-C. So, Y. Ye, J. Zhang, “A Unified Theorem on SDP Rank Reduction”, Mathematics of Operations Research 33(4): 910-920, 2008.

A. M.-C. So, Y. Ye, “Theory of Semidefinite Programming for Sensor Network Localization”, Mathematical Programming,Series B, 109: 367-384, 2007.