SHI Lab @ U of O

The name SHI stands for Synergetic & Holistic Intelligence in my initial thoughts. It can also be interpreted as Surpass Human Intelligence from one of my mentors: it is indeed a pragmatic goal for many research problems in AI.

I am building the SHI Lab. I am looking for prospective students, visitors and post-docs at all-levels.

Besides academic mentorship, I might also be able to provide funding support, and connections to internship and job opportunities at major AI labs.

I look for students equipped with:

    • Strong motivation and persistency for excellence in research
    • Suitable personality, team spirit and leadership
    • Solid background in math and engineering

Please Contact me if you are both interested and qualified. I also suggest you read this.

IFP Group @ U of I

I have been mentoring/supervising some students on projects and research at UIUC since I was a PhD student in the IFP Group @ Beckman Institute, including the recruitment and recommendation for some of their next destinations. For many of the students, I jointly supervise them with Prof. Thomas Huang, Prof. Wen-mei Hwu and Prof. Zhi-Pei Liang.

PhD Students:

    • Jiachen Li, ECE, UIUC, (2019.08 - )
    • Zhonghao Wang, ECE, UIUC, 2019.05 - Present
    • Haoming Lu, ECE, UIUC, 2018.08 - Present
    • Xingqian Xu, ECE, UIUC, 2018.08 - Present
    • Yang Fu, ECE, UIUC, 2017.08 - Present
    • Bowen Cheng, ECE, UIUC, 2017.08 - Present
    • Yuqian Zhou, ECE, UIUC, 2017.08 - Present
    • Hanchao Yu, ECE, UIUC, 2016.08 - Present
    • Haichao Yu, ECE, UIUC, 2016.08 - Present
    • Yuchen Fan, ECE, UIUC, 2016.08 - Present
    • Jiahui Yu, ECE, UIUC, 2016.07 - Present

MS Students:

    • MangTik Chiu, CS, UIUC, 2018.08 - Present
    • Zhonghao Wang, ECE, UIUC, 2018.02 - 2019.05 (After: PhD Program, ECE, UIUC)
    • Siwei Tang, Mechanical Engineering, UIUC, 2018.10 - 2019.05 (After: TBD)
    • Tianxi Zhao, ECE, UIUC, 2017.04 - 2019.05 (After: Microsoft)

Visiting Students:

    • Hao Li, Visiting Undergrad Intern, EE, Tsinghua University, 2019.07 - Present
    • Zilong Huang, Visiting PhD Student, CS, HUST, 2018.10 - Present
    • Zhiqiang Shen, Visiting PhD Student, CS, Fudan University, 2017.08 - 2019.03 (After: Postdoc, CMU)
    • Jiachen Li, Visiting Undergrad Intern, EE, SJTU, 2018.06 - 2018.09 (After: PhD Program, ECE, UIUC)
    • Rui Qian, Visiting Undergrad Intern, CS, PKU, 2018.06 - 2018.09 (After: PhD Program, CS, Cornell)
    • Jianbo Jiao, Visiting PhD Student, CS, CityU Hong Kong, 2017.08 - 2018.07 (After: Postdoc, VGG, Oxford)
    • Zhichao Liu, Visiting Undergrad Intern, CS, PKU, 2017.06 - 2017.09 (After: MS Program, CS, UMD)

The Postdoc and Friend:

    • Yunchao Wei, BJTU & NUS, 2017.08 - 2019.09 (After: DECRA Fellow, UTS)

IBM Research @ Yorktown Heights


    • Yunhui Guo, CS, UCSD, 2018.06 - 2018.09 (with Rogerio Feris, Abhishek Kumar)
    • Yandong Li, CS, UCF, 2018.05 - 2018.08 (with Rogerio Feris)

PhD Thesis Committee