Wenzhe Li

Department of Computer Science
Viterbi School of Engineering
University of Southern California


About Me
I am a 2nd Ph.D student at USC. My research interest includes NLP, deep learning, generative models and its applications to graph-structured data. My current advisor is Aram Galstyan. Before, I was also fortunate to collaborate with Fei Sha (USC), Yan Liu (USC), Max Welling (UvA), Charles Elkan(UCSD) and Tracy Hammond(TAMU). I have couple of years of industry experience working as a full stack software engineer, project lead and chief scientist, and I love solving real-world hard problems.

News!

Our paper on "Scalable Overlapping Community Detection" is selected as the Best Paper Award for IPDPS-Parlearning 2016 !
Our paper on "Scalable MCMC for Mixed Membership Stochastic Blockmodels" is accepted in AISTATS'16
Our paper on "Metric Learning for Ordinal Data" is acceped in AAAI'16

2016

[IPDPS] EI-Helw, S., Hofman,R., Li, W., Ahn, S., and Welling, M., Bal. H. Scalable Overlapping Community Detection To appear in IPDPS workshop on ParLearning 2016 (Best Paper Award)

[AISTATS] Li, W.*, Ahn, S.*, and Welling, M. Scalable MCMC for Mixed Membership Stochastic Blockmodels To appear in AISTATS'16 [*Equal contribution]

[AAAI] Li, W.*, Shi,Y.* and Sha, F. Metric Learning for Ordinal Data To appear in AAAI'16 [*Equal contribution]

2015

[arXiv] Li, W.*, Ahn, S.*, and Welling, M. Scalable MCMC for Mixed Membership Stochastic Blockmodels [*Equal contribution]

[AMIA] Z. Che*, D. Kale*, M. T. Bahadori,W. Li, and Y. Liu, Causal Phenotype Discovery via Deep Networks in AMIA 2015.

[KDD] Z. Che*, D. Kale*, W. Li, M. T. Bahadori, and Y. Liu, Deep Computational Phenotyping in KDD 2015.

Before 2014 (USC)

[IAAI] Valentine, S., Vides, F., Lucchese, G., Turner, D., Kim, H. H., Li, W., ... & Hammond, T.. Mechanix: A Sketch-Based Tutoring System for Statics Courses. in IAAI 2012(Innovation Award).

[AI Magazine] Valentine, S., Vides, F., Lucchese, G., Turner, D., Kim, H. H., Li, W. ... & Hammond, T. (2012). Mechanix: A Sketch-Based Tutoring and Grading System for Free-Body Diagrams. AI Magazine 2012, 34(1), 55.

[CHI] Li, W., & Hammond, T. Using scribble gestures to enhance editing behaviors of sketch recognition systems. In CHI'12 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2012 (pp. 2213-2218). ACM.

[AAAI] Li, W., & Hammond, T. A. . Recognizing Text Through Sound Alone. AAAI 2011.


Email: wenzheli@usc.edu |
Office: ISI (TBD)