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 first-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, I am also actively advised by Prof. Ying Nian Wu. I study machine learning, planning, and reasoning, drawing inspiration from classical AI and cognitive science.

Before coming to Los Angeles, I was a researcher at SenseTime Research, Hong Kong, working with Dr. Chunxiao Liu and Dr. Jianping Shi. I am a founding member of Decision, Planning and Control (DPC) Group there. When doing research, I also collaborate with Prof. Liang Lin , Prof. Dahua Lin, and Prof. Bolei Zhou. I obtained BEng degree in Computer Science from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), advised by Prof. Fangzhen Lin.

Research Interests
  • Commonsense Acquisition: Concept Learning, Domain Lifting, Structure Learning.
  • Abstract Reasoning: Probabilistic Action Language, Task Planning, Reinforcement Learning.
  • Representation Learning: Grammatical Generative Model, Energy-based Model.

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


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srxie [at] ucla [dot] edu