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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)
Artificial Intelligence Group (affiliate)
UC San Diego

Office: HDSI 442

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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.

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 Panoramic Learning (HDSR)—building AI agents with ALL types of experience, ranging from data instances (NeurIPS), embodied experiences (NeurIPS), structured knowledge (ACL, NeurIPS), constraints, to rewards (EMNLP), adversaries (NeurIPS), lifelong interplay, etc. To this end, we'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). We're also building World Models (LAW, EMNLP, NeurIPS) to enable next-generation machine reasoning beyond large language models.

On this basis, I develop methods and tools for Composable ML that enable easy composition of ML solutions (LLM Reasoners, and Texar, ASYML as part of the open-source consortium CASL); and rich applications for controllable text generation (ICML) and others.


Current members


  • Frederick Pi
  • Jiannan Xiang
  • Qiyue Gao
  • Shibo Hao
  • Yi Gu
  • Yuheng Zha
  • Bowen Tan (@CMU, with Eric Xing)


  • Cheng-ping Hsieh
  • Jianyu Wang
  • Mengqi Zhang
  • Piyush Yadav
  • Yi Zhang
  • Yucheng Zhu


  • Colin Wang
  • Gao Mo
  • Kewen Zhao
  • Lechuan Wang
  • Rabona Yuan Gao
  • Ted Feng
  • Vishvesh Bhat
  • Xuhui Liu
  • Yihan Wang

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