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(Google) X, the moonshot factory
Computer Science Ph.D, Northwestern University 2016 - 2022
Building a hybrid vision-language system that can perform complicated reasoning ability to multiple tasks
Developed a human-like object recognition model based on qualitative representations and analogical reasoning
Designed a pipeline for human-like action recognition on the skeleton data
Research Intern, Microsoft Research, Redmond 2020 Summer
Building a understandable deep learning model using Tensor Product Representation (TPR) and symbolic reasoning.
Developing new vision and language task "Image commenting" for generating emotional comments on images.
Research Engineer (Vendor), Microsoft Research, Redmond 2019.10 - 2020.5
Creating new vision and language dataset and task "Image commenting".
Research Intern, Microsoft Research, Redmond 2019 Summer
Building a neural-symbolic deep learning model for solving math problems via generating a sequence of equations.
Research Assistant, Vista AI Lab, University of Rochester 2013 - 2016
Analyzed the fashion trend via Computer Vision algorithm on images from social media, advised by Prof. Jiebo Luo
Worked in Twitter Health project to predict flu trend from tweets, advised by Prof. Henry Kautz
Research Assistant, HCI Lab, University of Rochester 2015 - 2016
Built an HCI system that analyzed people's body language during speech and gave improvement feedback
Conducted experiments that evaluated the speech feedback system
I am interested in developing and using machine learning and deep learning models on various tasks.
2016 - Present
Ph.D. in Computer Science.
Qualitative Representation and Reasoning
I am interested in modeling human-like symbolic qualitative representations&reasoning, analogical reasoning, case-based reasoning.
I am interested in working on vision-language tasks with both deep learning methods and symbolic reasoning.
I am interested in taking advantage of tradition symbolic reasoning and deep learning. I aim to design deep learning models combining traditional symbolic reasoning as inductive bias.
2012 - 2016
University of Rochester
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science