General Information

Full Name Chaoran Cheng
Date of Birth 5th April 1999
Email chaoran7 [at]


  • 2021.8 - Present
    PhD student in Computer Science
    Computer Science, The Grainger College of Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    • Ph.D. student of Professor Jian Peng
  • 2018.9 - 2021.7
    B.S. in Computer Science
    School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University
    • Turing Class, with degree summa cum laude
  • 2017.9 - 2018.8
    Peking University
    College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University High School
    • transferred to new college

Academic Interests

  • Geometric Deep Learning for Molecules
    • Geometric Deep Learning for Biomolecules. Combined amino acid sequence information, three-dimensional coordinate information, and phylogenetic information to build a large-scale model on protein structure prediction and protein-protein interaction prediction.
    • Equivariant Graph Neural Network for Operator Learning. Leveraged the group theoretical results of irreducible representations to build a model equivariant to 3D rigid transformations on continuous input and output. Achieved state-of-the-art results on various equivariant tasks.

Other Interests

  • I've passed the Tenth Grade in Piano of China.
  • I won the first prize in National Chemistry Olympiad of China in 2015.
  • I play mobile-based rhythm games including Cytus, Cytus II, Muse Dash, Deemo, Deemo II, and BanG Dream!, though my skills are still at a newbie level (っ °Д °;)っ.