I am a Research Assistant Professor with Department of Computing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, where I received my Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Prof. Song Guo in Dec. 2020. Prior to that, I received my M.Eng. degree (2015) from Waseda University, Japan, under the supervision of Prof. Takayuki Furuzuki, and B.Eng. degree (2013) from Sichuan University, China, all in Computer Science. From 2021 to 2022, I was an Associate Professor with School of Computing and Artificial Intelligence, SWUFE, China, and from 2019 to 2020, I was a Visiting Ph.D./Researcher under the supervision of Prof. Dacheng Tao, with School of Computer Science, The University of Sydney, Australia.

I am generally interested in Artificial Intelligence in “Edges”, with an ultimate goal of building a Generalized Intelligent Paradigm that can be learned from Limited Resource in terms of “Data”, “Computing Capability”, or “Both”, and some of their derivative Applications that are beneficial from theory to practice. Some specific topics include zero/few-shot learning, federated/distributed learning, model compression, representation learning, and the deployment/training of foundation models on edges. Our works are published in prestigious venues in artificial intelligence and its interdisciplinary areas, including AAAI, CVPR, IJCAI, ICLR, ACM-MM, USENIX-ATC, ICME, ICASSP, ICDCS, TNNLS, TPAMI, TMM, TC, NN, etc. As the Principal Investigator (PI), I have secured several external grants like General Research Fund (GRF) from the Hong Kong RGC, Young Scientists Fund from the NSFC, and Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities. If you are interested in any of these topics, please feel free to e-mail me!

I am currently serving as Associate Editor for IEEE Open Journal of the Computer Society (IEEE OJ-CS) and Guest Editor for IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems (IEEE TCSS). I have served as Publicity Chair for SRDS 2022, and have served as Area Chair and/or Session Chair for prestigious conferences like ICML, ACM-MM, ICME, and VTC. Besides, I also regularly serve as PC Member and/or Reviewer for AAAI, CVPR, NeurIPS, ACM-MM, ICML, ICCV, ICME, ICASSP, ECCV, etc., and a series of IEEE transactions and journals such TNNLS, TMM, TMC, TKDE, TSUSC, JSAC, IoT-J, etc. I am a Panel Reviewer for the Young Scientists Fund of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). I am a member of IEEE and CCF. I was the recipient of RGC-HKPFS in 2017.

🎓 Education

  • 2017-2020: Ph.D., The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (香港理工大学), Hong Kong🇭🇰 (Supervisor: Prof. Song Guo)
  • 2019-2020: Visiting Ph.D./Researcher, The University of Sydney (悉尼大学), Australia🇦🇺 (Supervisor: Prof. Dacheng Tao)
  • 2013-2015: M.E., Waseda University (早稻田大学), Japan🇯🇵 (Supervisor: Prof. Takayuki Furuzuki)
  • 2009-2013: B.E., Sichuan University (四川大学), China🇨🇳

🔥 News

🌏 Group

I am fortunate to supervise and work together with these gifted students/staffs:

Research Students/Staffs

  • Miaoge Li (Xidian University), Incoming Ph.D. Student (May 2024-)
  • Yang Chen (UESTC), Incoming Ph.D. Student (Sept 2024-)
  • Zhijie Rao (Xiamen University), Research Assistant (Sept 2023-May 2024) & Incoming Ph.D. Student (May 2024-)
  • Junyang Chen (Assistant Professor at Shenzhen University), Visiting Scholar (Mar 2024-)
  • Jingming Liang (HUST), Research Assistant (Sept 2023-), Next Stop: Ph.D. Student at University of Iowa (Sept 2024-)

📚 Selected Publications

Selected Papers

[ Remarks: #- Corresponding Author, - Supervising Student, and - Collaborating Student ]

Selected Books/Chapters

💰 Grants

  • [PI]: Empowering TinyML with Low-shot Learning for Edge AI Systems,
    Funding source: General Research Fund (GRF) of the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, No.152211/23E, 2024-2026.

  • [PI]: Entity Anti-fraud Prediction Combining Zero-Shot Learning and Graph Neural Networks,
    Funding source: Young Scientists Fund of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), No.62102327, 2022-2024.

  • [PI]: Learning-Based Anti-Fraud Prevention in Financial Industry,
    Funding source: Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, No.JBK21YJ04, 2021-2021.

🧑🏻‍🏫 Teachings

  • Internet Infrastructure and Protocols (Syllabus), PolyU, Spring 2024.
  • Data Structures and Database Systems (Syllabus), PolyU, Spring 2023.
  • Data Structures (Syllabus), SWUFE, Fall 2021.

👔 Services

Conference Service

  • Area Chair: The 41st International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2024)
  • Area Chair: The 32nd ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM-MM 2024)
  • Session Chair: The 98th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC 2023 Fall)
  • Publicity Chair: The 41st IEEE International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS 2022)
  • Session Chair: The 23th IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2022)

Journal Editorship

  • Associate Editor: IEEE Open Journal of the Computer Society (IEEE OJ-CS, 2023-)
  • Guest Editor: IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems (IEEE TCSS, Special Issue, 2023-)

Conference PC Member/Reviewer

  • AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI: 2021 / 2022 / 2023 / 2024)
  • IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR: 2022 / 2023 / 2024)
  • Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS: 2022 / 2023)
  • International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV: 2023)
  • International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR: 2023)
  • ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM-MM: 2022)
  • International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML: 2022)
  • IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP: 2023 / 2024)
  • European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV: 2022 / 2024)
  • IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME: 2019 / 2020 / 2021)
  • International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN: 2022 / 2023 / 2024)
  • IEEE Conference on Artificial Intelligence (CAI: 2024)
  • IEEE International Conference on Big Data Intelligence and Computing (DataCom: 2018)

Journal Reviewer

  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (IEEE TNNLS)
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (IEEE TMM)
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (IEEE TKDE)
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (IEEE TMC)
  • Reviewer for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (IEEE JSAC)
  • Reviewer for IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IEEE IoTJ)
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems (IEEE TCSS)
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing (IEEE TSUSC)
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (IEEE TII)
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (IEEE TETC)
  • Reviewer for ACM Computing Surveys (ACM CSUR)

🎖 Selected Honors

  • Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship (2017),
    Funding source: Hong Kong Research Grants Council (acceptance rate ~= 1.7%, 231 out of 14000).

  • Ting Hsing International Scholarship (2013),
    Funding source: Waseda University and Ting Hsin Holding Corp. (acceptance rate ~= 4.2%, 85 out of 2000).

💗 Sponsors

I sincerely thank these sponsors for providing support for my research: