Portrait of Yingce Xia

Yingce Xia

Senior Researcher

About

Yingce Xia is a senior researcher at machine learning group, Microsoft Research Asia. He received his BS and Ph.D degrees from University of Science and Technology of China in 2013 and 2018, supervised by Dr. Tie-Yan Liu and Prof. Nenghai Yu. His research areas include machine learning, drug discovery and natural language processing. His works, dual learning and deliberation learning, have been widely used in natural language processing and computer vision. He published around 50 papers in top conferences like ICML, NeurIPS, ICLR, CVPR, AAAI, etc. In 2019, his team won four champions on WMT’19 translation competition (EnglishGerman and GermanFrench), and the techniques have been transferred to Microsoft translation system.

Research Interests
Dual learning, healthcare, natural language processing, autoML/meta-learning

Education
University of Science and Technology of China,  Sep. 2013 to Jun. 2018
♦ Ph.D in Electronic & Engineering ◊ Joint Ph.D Program with Microsoft Research Asia
♦ Department of Information Science and Technology
♦ Ph.D Supervisors: Dr. Tie-Yan Liu and Prof. Nenghai Yu

University of Science and Technology of China, Sep. 2009 to Jun. 2013
♦ B.S. in Information Security
♦ Department of Information Science and Technology

Professional Activities
♦ SPC member: AAAI 2020~2022, IJCAI 2021, AAMAS 2022
♦ PC members: NeurIPS 2018~2021, ICML 2019~2021, ICLR 2019~2022, CVPR 2019~2021, ICCV 2019/2021, ECCV 2020, EMNLP 2020/2021

Tutorials
♦ Dual learning at IJCAI 2019 [link]
♦ A revisited of Transformer [link]

Honors and Awards
♦ 2016, Microsoft Research Asia PhD Fellowship Award
♦ 2017, National Scholarship
♦ 2018, Excellent Award of Dean Scholarship of Chinese Academy of Sciences
♦ 2019, Excellent PhD Thesis of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Competitions
♦ My team won four top places of WMT2019 News Translation: English->German, German->English, German->French and French->German, by using multi-agent dual learning and a pretraining-finetuning pipeline. [News] [Scores]
♦ Runner up of OGB-LSC @ KDD cup 2021, (6/49), [Scores], [Solution]