Sidi Wu is a Ph.D student that I currently co-supervise with professor Jiguo Cao at Simon Fraser University. Together, we are developping ways to integrate neural networks into functional data analysis.
Our work together lead to one publication so far: Neural Networks for Scalar Input and Functional Output and multiple posters and talks. Among those presentations, Sidi won the 2022 SSC Student Poster Presentation Award and the 2023 SSC Student Research Presentation Award presenting our joint work. We are currently about to submit a follow-up paper introducing our ideas for a functional autoencoder.