I am currently a Research Assistant Professor with Department of Computing at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (eligible to hire/supervise Ph.D./Postdoc/RA). I successfully defended my Ph.D. degree in Dec. 2020 at the same university, supervised by Prof. Song Guo (now HKUST). Prior to that, I received my M.E. degree (2015) from Waseda University, Japan, supervised by Prof. Takayuki Furuzuki, and B.E. 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 with University of Sydney, Australia, supervised by Prof. Dacheng Tao (now NTU). Before I did my Ph.D., I spent 2 years in investment banking after Waseda.

I am generally interested in Low-Shot AI: learning/modeling with Limited Resources in terms of Data (Static Badge), Computing Capability (Static Badge), and some of their derivative Applications (Static Badge) that are beneficial from theory to practice. Our topics include zero/few-shot learning, federated/distributed learning, model compression, representation learning, and lightweight deployment/training of foundation models. Our works are published in prestigious venues, including AAAI, CVPR, IJCAI, ICML, ICLR, MM, ATC, ICME, ICASSP, ICDCS, TNNLS, TPAMI, TMM, TC, NN, etc. As the Principal Investigator (PI), I have secured several external grants like 2 × General Research Funds (GRF) from Hong Kong RGC, the Young Scientists Fund from NSFC, and the 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 (IF=5.9) and Guest Editor for IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems (IF=5.0). I have served as Publicity Chair for SRDS 2022 and Track Chair for VTC 2024 Fall, and have served as Area Chair and/or Session Chair for prestigious conferences like ICML, ACM-MM, ICME, and VTC. I also regularly serve as PC Member and/or Reviewer for AAAI, CVPR, NeurIPS, ACM-MM, ICML, ICLR, ICCV, ICME, ICASSP, ECCV, etc., and Reviewer for a series of IEEE transactions and journals like TNNLS, TMM, TMC, TKDE, TCSVT, TSUSC, JSAC, IoT-J, etc. I am a Reviewer for the General Program and the Young Scientists Fund of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). I am a member of IEEE and CCF. I was the recipient of the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) supported by Hong Kong RGC in 2017 (with gratefulness 💝).

🎓 Qualifications

  • 2017-2021: Ph.D., The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (香港理工大学), Hong Kong🇭🇰 (Supervisor: Prof. Song Guo, now HKUST)
  • 2019-2020: Visiting Ph.D./Researcher, The University of Sydney (悉尼大学), Australia🇦🇺 (Supervisor: Prof. Dacheng Tao, now NTU)
  • 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

🌏 Team

🎉🎉 We have some fully funded openings for PhD Student, Postdoctoral Researcher, and Research Assistant to work and have fun together on multiple research projects. Drop me an email (jc-jingcai.guo@polyu.edu.hk) with your complete CV if you are interested. Candidates with strong programming and mathematics backgrounds are preferred. Visiting Students/Researchers (onsite/remote) are also welcome!

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

Current Members

  • Miaoge Li (Xidian University), Ph.D. Student (May 2024-), Chief Supervisor.
  • Zhijie Rao (Xiamen University), Ph.D. Student (May 2024-) / RA (Sept 2023-May 2024), Chief Supervisor.
  • Yang Chen (UESTC), Incoming Ph.D. Student (Sept 2024-), Chief Supervisor.

Alumni

  • Jingming Liang (HUST), RA (Sept 2023-Mar 2024), Chief Supervisor [Placement: Ph.D. Student at University of Iowa, USA.].

💰 Grants

  • [PI]: General Research Fund (GRF)
    Project title: Advancing Robustness and Generalization in Edge AI Systems via Multi-view Representation-aware Model Refactoring
    Funding source: Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, No.15216424, 2025-2027

  • [PI]: General Research Fund (GRF)
    Project title: Empowering TinyML with Low-shot Learning for Edge AI Systems
    Funding source: Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, No.15221123, 2024-2026

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

  • [PI]: Start-up Fund for RAPs under the Strategic Hiring Scheme
    Funding source: PolyU Research Grant, No.P0043932, 2022-2024.

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

📚 Selected Publications

Selected Papers [ #-: Corresponding Author(s) ]

Static Badge - Learning from Limited Data

Static Badge - Learning with Limited Computing Capability

Static Badge - Derivative/Related Applications

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Selected Books/Chapters

🧑🏻‍🏫 Teachings

  • Internet Infrastructure and Protocols (Syllabus), PolyU, Spring 2024.
  • Data Structures and Database Systems (Syllabus), PolyU, Spring 2023.
  • Data Structures (Syllabus) × 3 sessions, SWUFE, Fall 2021.

👔 Services

Conference Service

  • Track Chair: The 100th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC 2024 Fall)
  • 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, 2023-)

Conference PC Member/Reviewer

  • AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI: 2021 / 2022 / 2023 / 2024 / 2025)
  • IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR: 2022 / 2023 / 2024)
  • Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS: 2022 / 2023 / 2024)
  • 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 Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (IEEE TCSVT)
  • 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),
    Awarding body: Hong Kong Research Grants Council (acceptance rate ~= 1.7%).

  • Ting Hsing International Scholarship (2013),
    Awarding body: Waseda University and Ting Hsin Holding Corp. (acceptance rate ~= 4.2%).

  • VTC2023-Fall Volunteer Service Award (2023),
    Awarding body: The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society

💗 Sponsors

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