Academic Profile : Faculty

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Asst Prof Wei Ying
Nanyang Assistant Professor, College of Computing & Data Science
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Ying Wei is an Assistant Professor at the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University since Sep 2023. Prior to that, she was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong and a Senior Researcher at the Machine Learning Center of Tencent AI Lab from November 2017 to January 2021. She works on machine learning, and is especially interested in solving challenges in knowledge transfer by pushing the boundaries of both theories and applications. She received her Ph.D. degree from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2017 with the support of Hong Kong PhD Fellowship. Before this, she completed her Bachelor degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2012, with first class honor. Her work was nominated for the best paper candidates at KDD’14. She has co-organized the first First Workshop on Pre-training: Perspectives, Pitfalls, and Paths Forward at ICML 2022, and been invited as a senior PC member for AAAI, to give invited talks at NeurIPS MetaLearn 2021 and FTL-IJCAI 2021 workshops, and as a PC member for many other top-tier conferences, such as ICML, NeurIPS, ICLR, and etc.
Machine learning, Transfer learning, Continual learning, Meta-learning, Drug discovery
  • Towards Reliable Meta-learning in the Wild: a Task Distribution-aware Framework with Energy-based Models
Award for Excellence in the Tencent Rhino-Bird Focused Research Program (top 1)
KDD Best Paper Finalist
Fellowships & Other Recognition
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship
Scholarship for ACM’s Celebration of 50 Years of the Turing Award
Courses Taught
Artificial Intelligence