Shunyu Yao
Email: shunyuyao (dot) cs [at] gmail (dot) com

I am a senior undergraduate in Yao Class, Tsinghua University, majoring in computer science. Previously, I was a visiting student at MIT, where I worked in BCS and CSAIL with Professors Josh Tenenbaum and Bill Freeman.

My research interests are representation learning and common sense reasoning, drawing inspiration from cognition. Humans can learn flexible and powerful representations of the world, and use them for a wide range of tasks. I want to study and replicate these abilities in machines.

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3D-Aware Scene Manipulation via Inverse Graphics
Shunyu Yao*, Tzu-Ming Harry Hsu*, Jun-Yan Zhu, Jiajun Wu, Antonio Torralba, William T. Freeman, Joshua B. Tenenbaum
Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), 2018
Selected Projects

Investigated representations learned by the Capsule Networks in terms of equivalence, robustness against noise, and expressivity.

Proposed a new pipeline and objective for multi-modal embedding of images and texts, improving the state-of-art results and demonstrating embedding regularities.

Implemented different methods (e.g. NMF, LDA) and analyzed them using diverse datasets crawled from the Internet.

Selected Honors & Awards
2018 • Yao Award, Bronze Prize, IIIS, Tsinghua University
2018 • Award for Excellence in Academic Performances, Tsinghua University
2017 • Spark Talents Program Fellowship, Tsinghua University
2016 • Award for Excellence in Comprehensive Performances, Tsinghua University
2015 • Freshman Scholarship, Tsinghua University
2014 • Gold Medal, Asia-Pacific Informatics Olympiad (APIO)
2014 • Silver Medal, National Olympics of Informatics (NOI)

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