Pengtao Xie

Senior Director of Data Solutions and Service, Research Scientist
Petuum Inc.
pengtaoxie2008@gmail.com,   pengtao.xie@petuum.com

I obtained my PhD from the Machine Learning Department,
School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University.

Research Interests: Diversity-promoting machine learning (ML), ML for healthcare, large-scale distributed ML, natural language processing, probabilistic graphical models, deep learning.

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Teaching

Guest lecturer at Carnegie Mellon University for:
Teaching assistants at Carnegie Mellon University for:

Students Mentoring

  • PhDs: Seojin Bang (CMU, 2018), Susu Xu (CMU, 2018), Biwei Huang (CMU, 2018), Yaodong Yu (University of Virginia, 2018), Yuan Xie (Indiana University Bloomington, 2015)

  • Masters: Devendra Sachan (CMU, 2017), Hongbao Zhang (CMU, 2017), Hakim Sidahmed (CMU, 2015), Yuntian Deng (CMU, 2015)

  • Undergraduates: Alex Tomala (University of Waterloo, 2018), Darshan Patil (CMU, 2017), Rishub Jain (CMU, 2017), Haoran Shi (Peking University, 2017), Yichen Zhu (Peking University, 2017), Binghong Chen (Tsinghua University, 2016)


Professional Activities

Program Committee Members or Reviewers for:
  • Conferences: ICML (2014, 2018-2019), NIPS (2016, 2018), AISTATS (2017-2019), UAI (2018), ICLR (2019), AAAI (2019), CVPR (2016-2019), ICCV (2015, 2017), ECCV (2016, 2018), ACL (2015-2018), EMNLP (2015), KDD (2015), ECML (2016-2017), ACCV (2016), BMVC (2017)  

  • Journals: TPAMI (2018), TKDE (2015-2018), TMM (2016-2017), PLOS ONE (2017-2018), TNNLS (2015-2016, 2018), JASA (2015)  

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Innovator Award, 2018 (presented by the Pittsburgh Business Times).
  • 1st Place (out of 400+ participating teams) in both Defenses and Targeted Attacks, 3rd Place in Untargeted Attacks, in NIPS Adversarial Vision Challenge, 2018.
  • Siebel Scholarship, 2014 (85 graduate students from around the world).
  • National Scholarship of China, 2009.
  • National First Prize in China Undergraduate Mathematical Contest of Modeling, 2008.
  • Goldman Sachs Global Leader Scholarship, 2008 (150 undergraduate students from around the world).