Xin Chen, Cynthia

Xin Chen, Cynthia

Hi! I am Cynthia, a senior student at The University of Hong Kong. Currently I’m working with Prof. Stuart Russell’s group at UC Berkeley as a research intern, and I’ve spent my time at Stanford University and Columbia University as a visiting student. I am deeply passionate about developing AI systems that are beneficial to society and align with human values. My current research interests span across:

  • Improving robustness and reliability in decision making algorithms (reinforcement learning / imitation learning),
  • Automatic machine learning, and
  • Representation learning.

To help with growing the AI alignment research field, I am among the main organizers of SafeAI workshop at AAAI and AISafety workshop at IJCAI. I am grateful to be supported by HKU Foundation Scholarship (ranked top 0.02% in Chinese National College Entrance Exam, Gaokao). The best way to reach me is through my email cyn0531 AT hku DOT hk.

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Out of my concern for poverty, animal, and climate change, I donate a considerable portion of my income to the most effective charities every year. I enjoy reading, playing the piano, and marathon running outside of my academic pursuits.

Recent Publications

CATCH: Context-based Meta Reinforcement Learning for Transferrable Architecture Search (ECCV2020)

Xin Chen*, Yawen Duan*, Zewei Chen, Hang Xu, Zihao Chen, Xiaodan Liang, Tong Zhang, Zhenguo Li

[Paper] [Website]