Current Research Themes:

A. Smart Decision Making

We are developing a brand new algorithm framework for multi-agent decision making scenarios. We mainly exploit reinforcement learning (DQN, PPO), evolution strategies and transfer learning techniques to help agents conduct collaborative learning and make mission-critical decisions in complex environments. This is expected to be our flagship research theme supported by significant funding from the industry.

Recent Research Theme:

A. Massively Parallel Data Mining

We use the latest GPU computing architecture (CUDA 7.X and NVIDIA Kepler K80) to generate highly efficient (one to two orders of magnitude faster) and effective (more precise and robust) solutions for tackling large scale real-world data mining and optimization problems.

We are proud to host the NVIDIA GPU Education CenterAward  Poster 1  Poster 2

Publications: JDSA  PAKDD  CIKM

B. Efficient Clustering Using Boundary Information

We investigate clustering techniques based on the boundary information of data clusters. Instead of having all the raw data involved in the clustering process, only a small portion of data (5%-10%) is strategically extracted and fed into the traditional clustering method, which can dramatically improve the efficiency of clustering algorithms without compromising the quality of clustering.

Publications: Neurocomputing  PRL

C. Robust Clustering in Strong Noise Settings

We investigate clustering techniques capable of discovering complex clusters in datasets with significant level of noise (80%). We employ density based multiscale analysis and various statistical techniques to reliably identify noisy objects from "clustered" objects.

Publications: AI 2017 (Award)

D. Vision Based Dynamic Hand Gesture Recognition for Touchless Human Computer Interaction

We develope robust vision based hand gesture recognition techniques using optical cameras, Kinect and Leap Motion, which are capable of reliably detecting, tracking and recognizing flexible human hand gestures under complex environments (unfavorable lighting conditions, occlusions and background noise) and have found exciting applications in our everyday life (smart TV, smart phone, virtual reality and computer games).

Research Showcase:   Poster

Other Research Activities:

Data Mining

  • Classification of Imbalanced Datasets

  • Ensemble Learning

  • Sampling

  • Social Computing & Recommendation

  • Spatial Database

  • Applications: CRM, Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease, Games

Evolutionary Computation

  • Estimation of Distribution Algorithms

  • Landscape Generator

  • Racing Techniques

  • Applications: MRI, Wireless Sensor Networks

A brief introduction of my previous research experience: here

I have been working with a number of nice people:

A/Prof. Marcus Gallagher Prof. Jianfeng Lu Prof. Maria Orlowska Prof. Shazia Sadiq Prof. Janet Wiles
A/Prof. Xuelei Hu Prof. Feng Liu Prof. Tianming Liu Prof. Jinghao Xue  


No. Name Graduation Research Topic Current Position
55 Mr. Hongzhi Shang 06/2023 Reinforcement Learning Government Employee, Dalian
54 Miss Yunjie Su 06/2023 Reinforcement Learning China Development Bank, Guangzhou
53 Mr. Yuxing Wang 06/2023 Reinforcement Learning
52 Mr. Zhecheng Yuan *# 06/2023 Reinforcement Learning PhD Candidate, Tsinghua University
51 Mr. Chengqian Gao 06/2022 Reinforcement Learning PhD Candidate, MBZUAI
50 Mr. Xianzhuang Li 06/2022 CTR Prediction Xiaomi, Beijing
49 Mr. Yang Liu 06/2022 Reinforcement Learning E Fund Management, Guangzhou
48 Mr. Shilei Jiang 06/2022 Reinforcement Learning ByteDance, Beijing
47 Miss. Guoxin Shi 06/2022 Reinforcement Learning Meituan, Beijing
46 Mr. Yunhui Zeng 06/2022 Reinforcement Learning PhD Candidate,Tsinghua Unviersity
45 Miss. Wenhui Liao 06/2021 Transfer Learning Tencent, Shenzhen
44 Mr. Wantong Lu 06/2021 CTR Prediction Beijing Infrastructure Investment, Beijing
43 Miss. Yiyang Zhang 06/2021 Transfer Learning Bank of China, Beijing
42 Mr. Li Zhong *# 06/2021 Transfer Learning PhD Candidate, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
41 Mr. Chenhui Li 06/2020 IP Lawsuit Prediction Baidu, Shenzhen
40 Miss Yanbin Niu 06/2020 HIN-Based Recommendation Beijing Infrastructure Investment, Beijing
39 Miss Jiamei Yang 06/2020 Poin Cloud Processing Shenzhen Experimental School, Shenzhen
38 Mr. Yantao Yu * 06/2020 CTR Prediction Meituan, Beijing
37 Miss Haimei Zhao 06/2020 SLAM PhD Candidate, The University of Sydney, Australia
36 Mr. Kaiyu Zhou 06/2020 Video Super-Resolution Huawei, Shenzhen
35 Dr. Xiaojuan Cheng 01/2020 Computer Vision Yongyou, Beijing
34 Mr. Daochang Chen 06/2019 Sequential Recommendation DiDi, Beijing
33 Mr. Chenjue Wang 06/2019 Point Cloud IBM, Shenzhen
32 Mr. Dong Wang 06/2019 Face Attribute Detection UBTECH, Shenzhen
31 Mr. Zhen Wang 06/2019 Density-Based Clustering PhD Candidate, The University of Sydney, Australia
30 Mr. Hao Yu 06/2019 Educational Technology NetEase, Beijing
29 Mr. Tao Meng 06/2018 GPU Computing Huawei, Shenzhen
28 Mr. Yuanlong Qin 06/2018 TSPN Zuru, Shenzhen
27 Mr. Yinghao Ren 06/2018 Graph Isomorphism Lenovo Research, Beijing
26 Miss Tiantian Zhang *# 06/2018 Noisy Clustering PhD Candidate, Tsinghua University, Shenzhen
25 Miss Xin Li 06/2017 Stacking Strategy Tencent (Tenpay), Shenzhen
24 Miss Qiuhui Tong * 06/2017 Scalable Custering Discover Financial Services, Shanghai
23 Mr. Jian Xu 06/2017 Graph Isomorphism Sina Weibo, Beijing
22 Mr. Yunchang He 06/2016 Community Detection Research Institute of Tsinghua, Guangzhou
21 Mr. Pengtao Huang 06/2016 GPU Computing Startup Founder, Shenzhen
20 Miss Yuxin Zhang 06/2016 Compressed Sensoring Research Institute of Tsinghua, Beijing
19 Miss Na Zhao 10/2016 Data Visualization Chuancai Securities, Beijing
18 Mr. Yan Ji 06/2015 Keyword Extraction TravelSky, Beijing
17 Mr. Fei Wang * 06/2015 GPU Computing NetEase, Guangzhou
16 Mr. Shiquan Yang 06/2015 GPU Computing PhD Candidate, The University of Melbourne, Australia
15 Mr. Jianqiang Dong 06/2014 GPU Computing Hulu, Beijing
14 Mr. Chunyang Wang 06/2014 Hand Gesture Recognition Ping An Insurance, Shanghai
13 Mr. Zhibo Yang 06/2014 Hand Gesture Recognition Alibaba, Hangzhou
12 Miss Yanmin Zhu 06/2014 Hand Gesture Recognition PhD Candidate, UQ, Australia
11 Mr. Hequn Liu 06/2013 Music Recommendation Everbright Securities, Shanghai
10 Dr. Tianle Ma 06/2013 Social Recommendation Assistant Professor, Oakland University, USA
9 Ms. Xiaoli Ma 12/2012 Semantic Search PhD Candidate, Peking University, Beijing
8 Mr. Wei Chen 06/2012 GPU Computing China Construction Bank, Beijing
7 Mr. Ze Huang 06/2012 Web Data Mining NetEase, Guangzhou
6 Mr. Cheng Li 06/2012 Music Recommendation China Everbright Bank, Beijing
5 Miss Xiuyun Qu 12/2009 Medical Data Mining Siemens Corporate Technology China, Beijing
4 Miss Xinzhu Yang 12/2009 Ensemble Learning China Everbright Bank, Beijing
3 Mr. Jian Wang 12/2008 Customer Behavior Analysis PhD Candidate, NCEPU, Beijing
2 Mr. Tao Zhang 12/2008 Customer Behavior Analysis Guangxi Tourism Investment Group, Nanning
1 Mr. Bohan Liu 06/2008 Customer Behavior Analysis CISDI, Chongqing

* Award for Master's Thesis Excellence, Tsinghua University;
# Award for Outstanding Master's Graduate, Tsinghua University/Beijing City