About Me

I am a fourth-year PhD Candidate at Stanford University, where I’m part of the Operations Research group in the Department of Management Science and Engineering. I’m advised by Benjamin Van Roy and Kuang Xu. Previously, I received a B.A. degree in mathematics with a minor in economics and a minor in management sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Research Interests

My research interest lies in multi-armed bandit and reinforcement learning. In particular, I use tools from probability theory and information theory to gain insight in agent design and analysis.


Email: yueyl [at] stanford.edu


  • Stanford Graduate Society of Women Engineers, Professional Development Chair, 2021-.
  • Feiyu Theatre, active member, 2022-.
  • MIT Undergraduate Society for Women in Mathematics, Secretary & Webmaster, 2010-2012.