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Zhiting Hu
zhitinghu at gmail dot com
zhh019 at ucsd dot edu

Assistant Professor
Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute (HDSI)
Department of Computer Science and Engineering (affiliate)
UC San Diego

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I am taking on new students and postdocs from HDSI, CSE, and related departments. We also have research positions for MS/undergrad students (UCSD or external). See more details here.
I am visiting Amazon Alexa AI as a scientist before joining UCSD fall 2021.

My primary research interests lie in the general areas of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, as well as ML systems, computer vision, healthcare, and other application domains.

In particular, I'm interested in principles and methodologies of training AI agents with ALL types of experiences, ranging from data instances (NeurIPS), structured knowledge (ACL, NeurIPS), constraints, to rewards, adversaries (NeurIPS), lifelong interplay, etc. To this end, I've been studying a standardized ML formalism (``Standard Model'' of ML) for systematic understanding, unifying, and generalizing a wide range of ML paradigms (e.g., supervised, unsupervised, active, reinforcement, adversarial, meta, lifelong learning).

On this basis, I develop methods and tools for Composable ML that enables easy composition of ML solutions (open-source Texar, ASYML); and rich applications for controllable text generation (ICML) and others.


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