Machine Learning Engineer
“What you plant will be what you harvest.”
“Don’t be naughty, Shimmy!”
At Lirio, Junfeng uses machine learning techniques to facilitate better communication and influence behavior change for people to live better lives. Junfeng earned his master’s degree in Computer Science from Purdue University, where his research and thesis focused on machine learning, data mining, and big-data analytics with applications in health informatics. He has specialized in developing machine learning algorithms for better drug discovery and cancer drug selection, giving him valuable healthcare experience to bring to Lirio.
Mac or PC: “Linux for work, Mac (and also Big Mac) for life. Windows for what?”
Favorite artist: “Arashi”
Favorite thing as a child: “The Lion King”
Special hobbies/interests: “Let’s go to Karaoke!”
Location: “I was born and raised in Guiyang, China. It was a lovely and beautiful city in the southwest part of China. I lived there for 18 years with my parents until I went to college in Guangzhou, China, where I lived for two years. I had an opportunity to exchange to IUPUI and lived in Indianapolis for 5 years before I moved to Knoxville and started my career.”
Other: After receiving his bachelor’s degree in Business from Sun yat-sen University and Indiana University in 2015, Junfeng got his master’s degree in Computer Science from Purdue University in 2018.
“I live with my cute cat, Shimmy! I adopted her when she was 4-month old.”