Haoyi Xiong (熊昊一), Ph.D

Senior Research Scientist, Big Data Lab, Baidu Research

Personal Email: xhyccc@gmail.com

Dr. Haoyi Xiong is currently a Tech Lead and Staff Research Scientist at BDL, Baidu Inc. He also holds an honary appointment as a Graduate Faculty of Computer Engineering Doctoral Program at University of Central Florida (UCF), Orlando, FL. From Fall 2016 to Spring 2018, he was a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Department of Computer Science, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO. Before that he was a Research Associate in Department of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. He received his Ph.D degree in Computer Science from Telecom SudParis jointly with Pierre and Marie Curie University (aka Sorbonne Université), Paris, France in 2015, M.Sc Degree in Information Technology and B.Eng Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2010) and Huazhong University of Science and Technology (2009), respectively.

Research Interests: Ubiquitous Sensing, Learning, and Actuating

Publications [Full List] [Google Scholar][DBLP]

Selected Papers

  1. [ICLR'19] Xingjian Li, Haoyi Xiong, Hanchao Wang, Yuxuan Rao, Liping Liu, and Jun Huan. DELTA: Deep Learning Transfer using Feature Map with Attention for Convolutional Neural Networks. In Proceedings of The Seventh International Conference on Learning Representations, New Orleans, LA, 2019.
  2. [AAAI'19] Haoyi Xiong*, Kafeng Wang*, Jiang Bian*, Zhanxing Zhu, Cheng-zhong Xu, Zhishan Guo, and Jun Huan. SpHMC: Spectral Hamiltonian Monte Carlo. In Proceedings of The Thirty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2019. (*: Equal Contribution)
  3. [ECML/PKDD'19] Ruosi Wan, Mingjun Zhong, Haoyi Xiong and Zhanxing Zhu. Neural Control Variates for Monte Carlo Variance Reduction. The European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases. (To Appear).



  • Jiang Bian, PhD student (as the primary advisor 2016 ~ 2018 at MST, as the co-advisor 2018~present at UCF)
  • Yunchao Zhang, Undergraduate student (as the primary advisor 2017 ~ 2018, as the co-advisor 2018~present at MST)
  • Chenle Li, Master student (2019.07 ~ present, BUAA and Centralesupelec)
  • Kafeng Wang, PhD student (2018.08~2019.07, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Science)
  • Ruosi Wan, Master student (2018.09~2019.05, Peking University, joined Face++ as a Full-time Researcher, Summer 2019)
  • Jingfeng Wu, Master student (2018.11~2019.05, Peking University, will join Johns Hopkins University as a PhD student, Fall 2019 )
  • Jie An, Master student (2018.12~2019.05, Peking University, will join University of Rochester as a PhD student, Fall 2019)

Former Members

  • Chengyi Mao, PhD student (2017~2018, MST)
  • Simon Thougaard, PhD student (2017 ~ 2018, MST)
  • Xiao Zhong, Postdoc (2016~2017, MST co-advised with Dr. Zeyi Sun)
  • Yu Huang, PhD student (2015-2016, UVA primarily supervised by Dr. Laura Barnes)
    • now PhD candidate @ University of Michigan
  • Jinghe Zhang, PhD (2015-2016, UVA primarily supervised by Dr. Laura Barnes)
    • first placement - Data Scientist @ Target.

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