Chaoyang He

Chaoyang He (何朝阳)

Ph.D. Student in Computer Science
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Team Manager and Staff Engineer at Tencent (2014-2018)
Senior Software Engineer at Baidu (2012-2014)

chaoyang.he [at] usc [dot] edu
me [at] chaoyanghe [dot] com
Chaoyang He

Chaoyang He is a Computer Science Ph.D. student focusing on Machine Learning at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA. Previously, he was an R&D Team Manager and Principal Engineer at Tencent (2014-2018), a Team Leader and Senior Software Engineer at Baidu (2012-2014), and a Software Engineer at Huawei (2011-2012).

Currently, his academic advisors are Professor Salman Avestimehr (USC, machine learning theory, distributed learning, federated learning), and Tong Zhang (HKUST, machine learning optimization, AutoML, CV/NLP).

He has a strong background in Internet industrial level computer science, including cloud computing architecture, machine learning, and data computing platform, distributed systems, mobile computing, and embedded operating system. He has more than three years of experience in Internet R&D management, leading a team with 10-20 software engineers and researchers to build commercial Internet products. The Internet Products that he worked for include Tencent Cloud , Tencent WeChat Automative / AI in Car (news report, a talk by CEO Pony Ma ), Tencent Games, Tencent Maps, Baidu Maps, and Huawei Smartphone.

Research Interests

My research focuses on the field of machine learning and AI. I care about the next generation of AI: efficient and automated learning from small data that is decentralized, multimodal, and weakly supervised. To achieve this long-term goal, I am particularly interested in automated machine learning (AutoML), federated learning, multimodal machine learning, distributed systems, mobile computing, and their applications in computer vision, NLP, speech, robotics, transportation, health care, finance, and online education.


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Last updated: 2020/01.