Hai Wang

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PhD Candidate,
Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC)
6045S, Kenwood Ave, Chicago, Illinois, 60637, USA
Phone: +312 785 3128
Fax: +773 357 6970
Email: haiwang@ttic[DOT]edu,@uchicago[DOT]edu

About me

Since 2014, I have been a PhD student at TTI-Chicago, a philanthropically endowed computer science research institute located in the University of Chicago campus. I am fortunate to work with Prof. David McAllester, and I also work closely with Prof. Kevin Gimpel. I received the basic scientific training (Master) from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in Republic of Korea. I got my Bachelor from Wuhan University in China, I also spent sometime visiting University of Tokyo.


My main research interest lies in unsupervised/weakly supervised natural language processing, with applications in machine reading, machine translation and biomedical data analysis. I also have broad interests in large scale Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Optimization. Particularly, I want to develop theoretically rigorous and practically efficient learning algorithm. I also work on some joint computer vision & NLP problems from time to time.

I gratefully acknowledge the support of Facebook AI Research with a research award supporting my research at TTI-Chicago.


*-equal contribution

Hai Wang, Hoifung Poon, "Deep Probabilistic Logic: A Unifying Framework for Indirect Supervision", EMNLP 2018

Hai Wang*, Takeshi Onishi*, Kevin Gimpel and David McAllester, "Emergent Predication Structure in Hidden State Vectors of Neural Readers", ACL Workshop 2017 PDF , Best Paper Award

Zewei Chu, Hai Wang, Kevin Gimpel and David McAllester, "Broad Context Language Modeling as Reading Comprehension", EACL 2017, PDF,Training Data

Takaaki Hori, Hai Wang, Chiori Hori, et al, "Dialog State Tracking with Attention-based Sequence-to-Sequence Learning", IEEE SLT 2016, PDF

Takeshi Onishi, Hai Wang, Mohit Bansal, Kevin Gimpel and David McAllester, "Who did What: A Large-Scale Person-Centered Cloze Dataset", EMNLP 2016, PDF,Website

Hai Wang, Mohit Bansal, Kevin Gimpel and David McAllester, "Machine Comprehension with Syntax, Frames, and Semantics", ACL 2015, PDF

Qixing Huang, Hai Wang and Vladlen Koltun, "Single-View Reconstruction via Joint Analysis of Image and Shape Collections", Siggraph 2015, PDF,Code

Siqi Sun*, Hai Wang* and Jinbo Xu, "Inferring Block Structure of Graphical Models in Exponential Families", AISTATS 2015, PDF, Supp


Hai Wang, Jason Williams and SingBing Kang, "Learning to Globally Edit Images with Textual Description", Arxiv 2018

Jialei Wang, Hai Wang and Nathan Srebro, "Reducing Runtime by Recycling Samples", Arxiv 2016, PDF

Industrial Experience

2018.6~2018.9: Intern in Tencent AI Lab, Seattle , with Dong Yu

2017.6~2017.9: Interned in MSR, Redmond , with Hoifung Poon, Chris Quirk and Lucy Vanderwende.

2017.3~2017.6: Interned in MSR, Redmond , work with SingBing Kang and Jason Williams.

2015.1~2016.12: Core team member of an AI startup in China, and finally, we survive!

2016.4~2016.7: Interned in MERL with Dr. Takaaki Hori.

2011.9~2013.12: Involved in vision research projects from Samsung DMC/TechWin/SDIC/Fiber Optics.


Teaching & Service

Introduction to Computer Vision , POSTECH, Spring 2013.

Fundamentals of Deep Learning , UChicago/TTIC, Winter 2017/2018.

Conference Review: EMNLP, ACL.

Other Stuff

Google Scholar, Github, AI Conference Deadline