Minkai Xu「徐民凯」

I am a fourth-year undergraduate in School of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, advised by Prof. Yong Yu and Prof. Weinan Zhang. I visited Prof. Jian Tang's group at Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (Mila) in the past summer. Currently I'm working with Dr. Lei Li, Dr. Mingxuan Wang and Dr. Hao Zhou at ByteDance (TikTok) AI Lab.

Email: mkxu [at] apex.sjtu.edu.cn / xuminkai [at] bytedance.com / minkai.xu [at] umontreal.ca

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Research Topics

Believing in the well-known dictum by Richard Feynman, "What I cannot create, I do not understand", I hold great interest in fundamental problems of deep unsupervised learning, e.g., various generation and inference methods. Based on the theoretical understanding, I’m also interested in designing novel algorithms for practical problems.

Currently, I pay more attention to the structured prediction problems on discrete data, e.g., text and graph.

News

[Dec. 2019]  New!!  Our paper GraphAF: a Flow-based Autoregressive Model for Molecular Graph Generation was accepted at ICLR 2020.

[Nov. 2019]  New!!  Our paper Infomax Neural Joint Source-Channel Coding via Adversarial Bit Flip was accepted at AAAI 2020.

Publication (* equal contribution)

GraphAF: a Flow-based Autoregressive Model for Molecular Graph Generation
Chence Shi*,  Minkai Xu*,  Zhaocheng Zhu,  Weinan Zhang,  Ming Zhang,  Jian Tang 
International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), 2020  
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Infomax Neural Joint Source-Channel Coding via Adversarial Bit Flip
Yuxuan Song,  Minkai Xu,  Lantao Yu,  Hao Zhou,  Shuo Shao,  Yong Yu 
AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2020  
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Awards

Mong Man Wai - Hong Kong Scholarship (~6,000 USD, 15 among 6,000+ sophomore and juniorstudents in SJTU, fully funded to visit Oxford University), SJTU. 2018

Kwang-Hua Scholarship (Sophomore Ranking 3rd/104 in CSE), Kwang-Hua Foundation. 2018

Shanghai Scholarship (Ranking 2nd/104 of Freshman in CSE), Shanghai Education Ministry. 2017





Updated at Feb. 2020
Thanks Jon Barron for this amazing work.