I am a researcher in the deep learning group, Microsoft Research. Previously, I was a senior research scientist in Baidu Silicon Valley AI Lab working on speech recognition and a senior member of research staff in the Voleon Group working on machine learning for trading. I am interested in graphical models, deep learning and their applications to speech, translation and natural language understanding.
- Ph.D. in Computer Science, Princeton University, 2012. Advisor: David M. Blei
- B.E. and M.E. in Automation with honors, Tsinghua University, 2003 and 2006.
- Senior Research Scientist, Baidu Silicon Valley AI Lab, 2015 – 2016
- Senior Member of Research Staff, the Voleon Group, 2014 – 2015
- Project Scientist, the Machine Learning department, Carnegie Mellon University, 2012 – 2014. Advisor: Eric P. Xing
- Assistant Researcher, Microsoft Research Asia, 2006 – 2007.
- ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award Nomination (by Princeton University), 2012
- Google PhD fellowship in machine learning 2010-2012
- Siebel Scholar, class of 2012
- Best (student) paper awards or honorable mentions at KDD 2011, AISTATS 2011, NIPS 2009
- Research on collaborative topic modeling is used by New York Times for their recommendation engine.
- Research on lookahead convolution architecture enabled the deployment of an end-to-end speech recognition system to benefit hundreds of millions of users by significantly reducing the latency. (see http://maps.baidu.com)