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Eric P. Xing,  PhD, PhD

8101 Gates-Hillman Center (GHC), SCS
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: (412) 268-2559
Fax: (412) 268-3431
Email: epxing AT

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Biography Publications Research Teaching Activities/Talks My Group CV


Machine Learning Department & Language Technology Institute & Computer Science Department
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

Research synopsis: My principal research interests lie in the development of machine learning and statistical methodology, and large-scale computational system and architecture, for solving problems involving automated learning, reasoning, and decision-making in high-dimensional, multimodal, and dynamic possible worlds in artificial, biological, and social systems.

Current Students and Postdocs:

Past Students and Postdocs:

  • Amr Ahmed, Research Scientist, Google
  • Ross Curtis, Software Engineer, AncestryDNA
  • Jacob Eisenstein, Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Wenjie Fu, Software Engineer, Facebook
  • Anuj Goyal, Software Engineer, LinkedIn
  • Steve Hanneke, Visiting Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Kamisetty Hetunandan, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Washington
  • Qirong Ho, Scientist, A*STAR, Singapore
  • Gunhee Kim, Postdoctoral Fellow, Disney Lab
  • Abhimanu Kumar, Senior Research Engineer, GageIn
  • Judie Howrylak, Assistant Professor, Penn State University
  • Seyoung Kim, Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Mladen Kolar, Assistant Professor, University of Chicago
  • Andre Martins, Research Scientist, Priberam Labs and Instituto Superior Técnico
  • Kriti Puniyani, Research Scientist, Google
  • Pradipta Ray, Research Scientist, University of Taxes Dallas
  • Suyash Shringarpure, Postdoctoral researcher, Stanford University
  • Kyung-Ah Sohn, Assistant Professor, Ajou University
  • Le Song, Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Chong Wang, Technical Lead, Voleon Inc.
  • Sinead Williamson, Assistant Professor, University of Taxes Austin
  • Junming Yin, Assistant Professor, University of Arizona
  • Bing Zhao, Research Scientist, SRI
  • Jun Zhu, Associate Professor, Tsinghua University

Recent Activities:

Research and Development:

  • On December 25th, 2013, we made an initial open-source release of Petuum, a new framework for distributed machine learning with massive data, big models, and a wide spectrum of algorithms. Updates on Petuum are released every three months. The next release is scheduled on June 30th, 2014.


  • I have taught Probabilistic Graphical Models (10708) in Spring 2014.
  • In Fall 2014, I am co-teaching Advanced Machine Learning (10715), a newly created required course for ML Ph.D. students, with Prof. Barnabas Poczos. The previous 10701 is now a general Ph.D.-level intro. ML for CMU students from all majors.


  • Program Committee Chair, ICML 2014.
  • Action Editor/Associate Editor: JASA, AOAS, JMLR, MLJ, and PAMI.

  • Last updated 06/01/2014