Sirui Xie

PhD Student
Center for Vision, Cognition, Learning and Autonomy
Computer Science Department, UCLA
Email: srxie [at] ucla [dot] edu

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I am a second-year PhD student in Computer Science Department, UCLA, advised by Prof. Song-Chun Zhu. As a member of Center for Vision, Cognition, Learning and Autonomy (VCLA), I am also actively advised by Prof. Ying Nian Wu. I obtained BEng degree in Computer Science from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), advised by Prof. Fangzhen Lin. My current research focuses on learning representation of core cognitive knowledge (e.g., object, geometry, physics) and high-level commonsense concepts (e.g., category, relation, utility) for abstract reasoning and generalized planning. The ultimate goal is to endow embodied agents with a computational framework to develop language and knowledge from interaction and communication. I draw inspiration broadly from classical AI, cognitive science and computational neuroscience etc. Previously, I studied (Inverse) Reinforcement Learning, Multi-agent System and Neural Architecture Search.

  • [Oct. 2020] One paper accetped by CoRL 2020!
  • [Mar. 2020] Two papers accetped by CVPR 2020! Code for SNAS series is released on GitHub.
  • [Sep. 2019] I started my PhD at UCLA. Go Bruins!

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  • 2019.09 - present, University of California, Los Angeles
    PhD in Computer Science
  • 2012.09 - 2016.06, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    BEng in Computer Science, First-Class Honor

Selected Awards

  • Graduate Research Assistantship, UCLA, 2019 - present
  • Full Scholarship, HKUST, 2012 - 2016

Professional Service

  • Conference Reviewer: NeurIPS, ICLR, AISTATS, AAAI, IJCAI, CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, ICRA
  • Journal Reviewer: IEEE/RA-L


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Los Angeles, CA 90024
srxie [at] ucla [dot] edu