About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois Chicago. Prior joining UIC I was an Assistant Professor at the Univesity of North Carolina, Charlotte. Before that, I was a post-doctoral researcher working with Andrew McCallum at UMass Amherst. I got my Ph.D. from University of Oregon working with Daniel Lowd.

Research Interest

Structured Prediction
Deep Generative Models
Probablistic Graphical Models
Machine Learning for Physical Sciences
Deep Learning
Machine Learning

News

Jan. 23 -- Our paper "Improved Training of Physics-Informed Neural Networks Using Energy-Based Priors: a Study on Electrical Impedance Tomography" has been accepted to ICLR'23.
Jun. 22 -- I am hiring PhD students for Spring/Fall 2023.
Jun. 22 -- I will join UIC as an assistant prefessor in August 2022!
May. 22 -- I gave an invited talk on "Energy Based Models for Structured Prediction" at the Department of Computer Science, UIUC.
Apr. 22 -- I gave an invited talk on "Energy Based Models for Structured Prediction" at the Department of Computer Science, UIC.
Mar. 22 -- I gave an invited talk on "Energy Based Models for Structured Prediction" at NEC Labs America.
May 21 -- Our paper "Energy-Based Reranking: Improving Neural Machine Translation Using Energy-Based Models" has been accepted to ACL'21, main conference.
Apr. 21 -- We are organizing the 4th Workshop on Tractable Probabilistic Models (TPM'21) at UAI'21. Please submit your finest work!
Sep. 20 -- I am hiring PhD students for Fall 2021. If you are interested in doing a PhD with me, please consider applying to UNC Charlotte! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Apr. 20 -- I will join UNC Charlotte as an assistant professor in August 2020!!
I will be at AAAI-2020, Feb. 8 - 12.
Dec. 19 -- Invited to be a program committee member for IJCAI 2020.
Nov. 19 -- Invited to serve as a reviewer for ICML 2020.
Nov. 19 -- Our paper on "Differential Equation Units: Learning Functional Forms of Activation Functions from Data" has been accepted to AAAI 2020 as an oral presentation.
Sep. 19 -- Our paper on "Search-Guided, Lightly-Supervised Training of Structured Prediction Energy Networks" has been accepted to Neurips 2019.