Shuai Zheng

Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
szhengac@cse.ust.hk
Office: Room 4215, Academic Building (near lift 19)

About Me

I am currently a third-year Ph.D. candidate at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, working on the topic of stochastic optimization and deep learning with James T. Kwok. I obtained my M.Phil. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2015. Before joining HKUST, I received my Bachelor degree in Software Engineering from Beijing Jiaotong University in 2013.

Research Interests

  • Large-Scale Machine Learning Algorithm
  • Stochastic Convex Optimization and Distributed Optimization
  • Optimization in Deep Learning
  • Policy Optimization

Working Experience

Publications

  1. Follow the Moving Leader in Deep Learning
    Shuai Zheng, James T. Kwok
    The 34th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), Sydney, Australia, August 2017

  2. Fast-and-Light Stochastic ADMM [supplementary] [longer arxiv version]
    Shuai Zheng, James T. Kwok
    The 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), New York, New York, USA, July 2016

  3. Fast Nonsmooth Regularized Risk Minimization with Continuation [supplementary]
    Shuai Zheng, Ruiliang Zhang, James T. Kwok
    The 30th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Phoenix, Arizona, USA, Feb 2016

  4. Asynchronous Distributed Semi-Stochastic Gradient Optimization [supplementary]
    Ruiliang Zhang, Shuai Zheng, James T. Kwok
    The 30th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Phoenix, Arizona, USA, Feb 2016

  5. Accurate Integration of Aerosol Predictions by Smoothing on a Manifold [code][data]
    Shuai Zheng, James T. Kwok
    The 28th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Quebec City, Canada, July 2014

  6. Flexible Navigation in Smartphones and Tablets using Scalable Storyboards
    Shuai Zheng, Luis Herranz, Shuqiang Jiang
    The 3rd ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR), Dallas, Texas, USA, April 2013

Awards

  • Postgraduate Studentship, HKUST 2015-Present
  • Travel Award, AAAI 2014, IJCAI 2016, ICML 2017
  • Undergraduate Scholarship, BJTU 2012

Academic Services

  • Reviewer of AAAI, ICML
  • Reviewer of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (TON)
  • Reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks (IEEE TSIPN)

Teaching Experience

  • TA of COMP5212 Machine Learning (PG)
  • TA of MSBD5012 Machine Learning (MSC)
  • TA of COMP4211 Machine Learning (UG)
  • TA of COMP4331 Introduction to Data Mining (UG)
  • TA of COMP2012H Honors Object-Oriented Programming and Data Structures (UG)