(Adams) Wei Yu
I am a PhD candidate in Machine Learning Department of SCS at CMU, working on large scale optimization, statistical machine learning, deep learning and their applications, advised by Jaime Carbonell and Alex Smola. I also belong to the StatML Group.
I was a Siebel Scholar of Class 2015.
Email: wei(my last name) AT cs DOT cmu DOT edu;
OR: adams(my last name)wei AT gmail DOT com
Address: GHC 8215, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
- Apr 20-22, 2017:
Attending AISTATS in Fort Lauderdale.
- Mar 31, 2017:
Paper accepted to ACL.
- Mar 3-5, 2017:
Attending Siebel Scholar Conference 2017, Washington DC.
- Feb 15-17, 2017:
Invited talk at CSL Student Conferences 2017, UIUC.
- Jan 17, 2017:
I am organizing CMU AI Distinguished Lecture Series and Seminar this year. You should give a talk!
- Nov 13-16, 2016:
Invited talk at INFORMS Annual Meeting 2016, Nashville.
- July 17, 2016: I am serving as a workflow chair of AISTATS 2017.
- June 7, 2016:
Preprint on Computationally Feasible Near-Optimal Subset Selection for Linear Regression available.
- June 19-26, 2016:
Attending ICML and COLT in New York.
- May 31, 2016:
Start internship at Google Brain.
- May 9-11, 2016:
Attending AISTATS in Cadiz.
- April 25, 2016:
Paper accepted to COLT.
- April 11, 2016:
Updated version of DSPDC available.
- Mar 30, 2016:
Invited talk at MSR Redmond.
- Mar 17-19, 2016:
Invited talk at INFORMS Optimization Society conference, Princeton.
- Feb 23, 2016:
Preprint on Improved Gap-Dependency Analysis of the Noisy Power Method is available.
- Dec 22, 2015:
Paper accepted to AISTATS 2016.
- Nov 1-4, 2015:
Invited talk at INFORMS Annual Meeting 2015, Philadelphia.
- Aug 23-28, 2015:
Attending 3rd Heidelberg Laureate Forum as selected young researcher worldwide in math and cs!
- Aug 20, 2015:
Preprints on two efficient algorithms DSPDC and AdaDelay are available!
- Aug 14, 2015:
Finished my fantastic internship in Machine Learning Group of MSR Redmond!
- Dec 8-13, 2014:
Attending NIPS 2014 in Montreal.
- Nov, 2014:
Attending INFORMS Annual Meeting 2014 in San Francisco.
- Sep, 2014:
One paper accepted to NIPS 2014!
- Sep, 2014:
I am named a Siebel Scholar of Class 2015!
- Sep, 2014:
Attending VLDB 2014 in Hangzhou.
- Aug, 2014:
Our ICML 2014 paper is selected in the finalist of INFORMS Data Mining Best Student Paper Award and will be presented in INFORMS Annual Meeting 2014.
- Jun, 2014:
The code of our ICML 2014 paper is released. Feel free to try!
- Jun, 2014:
Attending ICML 2014 in Beijing.
Selected Industrial Internship
- 2016.5 -- 2016.8, Research Intern, Google Brain and Web Answers. Mentor: Quoc Le and Hongrae Lee.
- 2015.5 -- 2015.8, Research Intern, Machine Learning Group, Microsoft Research Redmond. Mentor: Lin Xiao.
- 2012.8 -- 2012.11, Research Intern, DMAS Group, Microsoft Research Asia. Mentor: Haixun Wang.
Journal and Conference:
"On Computationally Tractable Selection of Experiments in Regression Models".
Yining Wang, Adams Wei Yu, Aarti Singh.
"Doubly Stochastic Primal-Dual Coordinate Method for Bilinear Saddle-Point Problem".
Adams Wei Yu, Qihang Lin, Tianbao Yang.
"Learning to Skim Text". (Long oral) (To appear)
Adams Wei Yu, Hongrae Lee, Quoc Le.
In ACL 2017.
"An Improved Gap-Dependency Analysis of the Noisy Power Method". (Full oral)
Maria Florina Balcan**, Simon S. Du**, Yining Wang**, Adams Wei Yu**. (** α-β order)
In COLT 2016.
"Adadelay: Delay Adaptive Distributed Stochastic Optimization".
Suvrit Sra, Adams Wei Yu, Mu Li, Alex Smola.
In AISTATS 2016.
"Efficient Structured Matrix Rank Minimization".
Adams Wei Yu, Wanli Ma, Yaoliang Yu, Jaime G. Carbonell, Suvrit Sra.
In NIPS 2014.
"Saddle Points and Accelerated Perceptron Algorithms".
(Full oral, INFORMS Data Mining Best Student Paper Finalist)
Adams Wei Yu, Fatma Kılınç-Karzan, Jaime G. Carbonell.
In ICML 2014.
"Reverse Top-k Search using Random Walk with Restart". (Full oral)
Adams Wei Yu, Nikos Mamoulis, Hao Su.
In VLDB 2014.
"Efficient Euclidean Projections onto the Intersection of Norm Balls". (Full oral)
Adams Wei Yu*, Hao Su*, Li Fei-Fei. (* Indicates equal contribution)
In ICML 2012.
"Risk Assessment and Adaptive Group Testing of Semantic Web Services".
Xiaoying Bai, Ron S. Kenett, Wei Yu.
International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, 22(5): 595-620, 2012.
"Search by Mobile Image Based on Visual and Spatial Consistency".
(Oral, Best Paper Nomination)
Xianglong Liu, Yihua Lou, Adams Wei Yu, Bo Lang.
In ICME 2011.
"Music Identification via Vocabulary Tree with MFCC Peaks."
Tianjing Xu, Adams Wei Yu, Xianglong Liu, Bo Lang.
In Workshop on Music Information Retrieval with User-centered and Multimodal Strategies, ACM Multimedia, Scottsdale, 2011.
"AUDR: An Advanced Unstructured Data Repository."
Xianglong Liu, Bo Lang, Wei Yu, Junwu Luo, Lei Huang.
In ICPCA 2011.
- Invited young researcher (only 200 selected worldwide) in Math and CS to attend Heidelberg Laureate Forum, 2015.
- Siebel scholar (only 85 selected worldwide), class of 2015.
- INFORMS data mining best student paper finalist, 2014.
- CMU research fellowship, 2013-2018.
- HKU postgraduate scholarship for mphil student, 2011-2013.
- ICME 2011 best paper award nomination, 2011.
- China national scholarship, twice.
- Organizing Committee: Workflow Chair, AISTATS 2017.
- Journal Reviewer: JMLR, VLDBJ, TKDE, Neurocomputing.
- Regular Conference Program Committee (Reviewer): ICML, NIPS, KDD, AISTATS.
- Student Coordinator: CMU AI Distinguished Lecture Series and Seminar.
- CMU MLD PhD admission committee.