Qinfeng (Javen) Shi
Director of the Probabilistic Graphical Model Group
Director of Advanced Reasoning and Learning in the AIML (Australian Institute for Machine Learning)
Associate Professor in The School of Computer Science, The University of Adelaide
Email: qinfeng.shi at ieee.org
" Only in silence the word,
only in dark the light,
only in dying life:
bright the hawk's flight
on the empty sky "
Ursula K. Le Guin (A Wizard of Earthsea)
- (Nov. 2017) Want a deep neural net to predict SETs (instead of vectors/matrices/tensors)? Checkout our AAAI18 deep set paper here.
- (July 2017) Congrats to Dong, Mingkui, Yanning, Anton for our ICCV17 deblur paper.
- (July 2017) Check out our tutorial on graphical models on SoCG17 with Chao Chen.
- (April 2017) 1 paper accepted to IJCAI17 on higher order inference for graph matching. Congrats to Zhen, Julian, Yong, Wei and Yanning.
- (Mar. 2017) Congrats to Dong&Jie etal on the CVPR17 deep deblur paper
- (Jan. 2017) 1 Post-doc position now available; Salary: University Level B (AU$94K p.a.); Duration: 2 years (renewable)
- (Nov. 2016) 2 AAAI17 papers accepted (1 Oral, 1 Poster)
- (July 2016) 1 ECCV16 and 1 CIKM16 papers accepted (1 Poster, 1 Oral)
- (Mar. 2016) 4 CVPR16 papers accepted (1 Oral, 3 Posters)
ResearchI am leading a machine learning team developing efficient algorithms and systems that can evolve and learn from massive amounts of data in almost any domain, and be capable of reasoning and decision making with super-human performance.
Our systems are very effective at modelling complex relationships between variables. These might be the relationships between symptoms and diseases, or the relationships between a set of sensor inputs and the state of the system being modelled, or the relationships between cellular metabolic reactions and the genes that encode them, or the relationships between users in a social network about whom we wish to draw inferences.
More specifically, my current research projects involve
- developing core machine learning algorithms and theory in probabilistic graphical models, structured learning, optimisation, and deep learning;
- developing algorithms and systems for applications ranging from computer vision, social networks, healthcare, smart agriculture, smart manufacturing (Industry 4.0), automated trades etc.
Consulting?Yes, we do consulting too.
I am leading the PGM group at the School of Computer Science, The University of Adelaide. I am also with the Australian Institute for Machine Learning (formly The Australian Centre for Visual Technologies). I was an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Fellow between 2012-2014 (awarded in 2011). I received a PhD in computer science in 2011 at The Australian National University (ANU) in Machine Learning. At ANU, I was under the supervision of Alex J. Smola (primary advisor, Now in CMU, Marianas Labs and Amazon), Jack Yu (Now in Bocom), S. V. N. Vishwanathan (Now in UCSC), Li Cheng (Now in A-Star), Tiberio Caetano (principle advisor, ANU and NICTA), Richard Hartley (Panel, ANU and NICTA). Before that, I completed Bachelor and Master study in computer science and Technology in 2003 and 2006 at The Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) under the supervision of Yanning Zhang.