Chao Liao 廖超

Short Bio

I am a PhD student at Shanghai Jiao Tong University since Fall 2016, under the supervision of Prof. Yong Yu and Prof. Pinyan Lu. Before that, I did my undergraduate studies in the ACM Honored Class at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.


chao [dot] liao [dot] 95 [at] gmail [dot] com

Research Interests

I have a broad interest in various aspects of theoretical computer science and mathematics. Currently, I focus on approximate counting algorithms.


Zeros of Holant problems: locations and algorithms

with Heng Guo, Pinyan Lu and Chihao Zhang.

In submission.

Counting hypergraph colorings in the local lemma regime

with Heng Guo, Pinyan Lu and Chihao Zhang.

STOC 2018.

The Beachcombers' Problem: Walking and Searching from an Inner Point of a Line

with Yu Chen, Xiaotie Deng and Ziwei Ji.

LATA 2016.