I am currently a research scientist at Facebook AI. Before joining Facebook, I completed my PhD from Cornell University in December 2017, where I was advised by John E. Hopcroft. My thesis committee members are Kilian Q. Weinberger and Thorsten Joachims. I was honored to be selected as one of the Rising Stars in EECS 2017 by Stanford University in 2017.
My principal research interests are in machine learning and representation learning, with applications to computer vision and network science. I am excited about developing computational methods that can extract meaningful representations from masses of complex data, in forms of high-dimensional sensory inputs such as natural images, as well as structured data such as graphs.
In particular, my recent research focuses on designing machine learning models to enable more transparent, generalizable and robust representations for complex visual data, in settings where strong human supervision is either present or absent. Research topics that I'm working on, or have worked on, include:
To tackle some of these research challanges, I've developed efficient and scalable machine learning methods that span topics on ensemble modeling, subspace learning, fast spectral clustering algorithms, semi-supervised learning and weakly supervised learning.
I travel and occasionally take photos. Here is my pictorial Travel Memo.
12/13/2018: I will be giving a talk at Deep Learning Summit San Francisco in Jan 2019.
10/1/2018: Gave an invited talk at Microsoft Research AI in Redmond, WA.
9/27/2018: Served on a panel of Women in Research at Facebook.
9/26/2018: Gave a talk at Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) Artificial Intelligence track in Houston, TX.
7/3/2018: Paper on exploring the limits of weakly supervised pretraining accepted into ECCV 2018.
5/12/2018: Paper on understanding the loss surface of neural networks accepted into ICML 2018.
4/3/2018: Received CVPR'18 Doctoral Consortium travel award.
3/13/2018: Served on a panel at Facebook's Women in Research Lean In (WiRL) Circle.
1/29/2018: Paper on Neural Network Reliability accepted into ICLR 2018.
11/25/2017: Received ACM-W Scholarship in 2017.
10/16/2017: I will be presenting at Women in Machine Learning (WiML) workshop in December this year.
10/2017: Gave a talk at Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) Artificial Intelligence track in Orlando, FL.
8/5/2017: Selected as one of the Rising Stars in EECS 2017 by Stanford University.
6/6/2017: Paper accepted for publication in Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data (TKDD).
3/12/2017: Received ICLR 2017 Student Travel Award.
2/27/2017: Paper on StackedGAN has been accepted into CVPR 2017.
2/6/2017: Paper on Snapshot Ensembles has been accepted into ICLR 2017.