Xiang Zhang, Ph.D. Student

Computer Science Department

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

New York University

xiang.zhang [a t] nyu.edu

Room 1231, 715 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

I am a third year Ph.D. student under the advisement of professor Yann LeCun with an interest in machine learning, including deep learning, numerical optimization, and some learning theory. Before being a Ph.D. student, I already spent 2 years as an M.S. student at NYU, during which time I participate in some research projects. Before coming to the U.S., I was an undergraduate student at the School of Computer Science and Technology, Tianjin University, conducting research in computational photography advised by professor Shiguang Liu.

If you need more information, my resume is available by email.

- Our paper titled "Character-level Convolutional Networks for Text Classification" was accepted to NIPS 2015! This paper is coauthored with Junbo Zhao and professor Yann LeCun. It is a revised version of our earlier technical report "Text Understanding from Scratch", with considerably more experimental results and a rewritten introduction.

**Xiang Zhang**, Junbo Zhao, Yann LeCun. Character-level Convolutional Networks for Text Classification. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 28 (NIPS 2015). Datasets. Code.- Pierre Sermanet, David Eigen,
**Xiang Zhang**, Michaël Mathieu, Rob Fergus, Yann LeCun. OverFeat: Integrated Recognition, Localization and Detection using Convolutional Networks. International Conference on Learning Representations 2014 - Shiguang Liu,
**Xiang Zhang**. Image Colorization Based on Texture Map. Journal of Electronic Imaging, 2013, Volume 22, Issue 1, 01311 - Shiguang Liu,
**Xiang Zhang**. Automatic Grayscale Image Colorization using Histogram Regression. Pattern Recognition Letters, 2012, Volume 33, Issue 13, Pages 1673-1681. - Shiguang Liu, Hanqiu Sun,
**Xiang Zhang**. Selective color transferring via ellipsoid color mixture map. Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, 2012, Volume 23, Issue 1, Pages 173-181. **Xiang Zhang**, Ce Yu. Fast n-point Correlation Function Approximation with Recursive Convolution for Scalar Fields. In IEEE Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom) CloudCom 2011, Pages 634-639.**Xiang Zhang**, Shiguang Liu, Texture Transfer in Frequency Domain. IEEE 2011 Sixth International Conference on Image and Graphics(ICIG), Pages 123-128.- Shiguang Liu,
**Xiang Zhang**, Jingting Wu, Jizhou Sun, Qunsheng Peng, Gray-scale Image Colorization based on the Control of Single-parameter. Journal of Image and Graphics (In Chinese), 2011, Volume 16(7), Pages 1297-1302.

- Jesse Dodge, Andreea Gane,
**Xiang Zhang**, Antoine Bordes, Sumit Chopra, Alexander Miller, Arthur Szlam, Jason Weston. Evaluating Prerequisite Qualities for Learning End-to-End Dialog Systems. arXiv 1511.06931. Datasets. **Xiang Zhang**, Yann LeCun. Universum Prescription: Regularization using Unlabeled Data. arXiv 1511.03719.**Xiang Zhang**, Yann LeCun. Text Understanding from Scratch. arXiv 1502.01710. Datasets. Code.

- M.S. Thesis: PAC-learning for Energy-based Models. Advisor: professor Yann LeCun. Reader: professor David Sontag.
- 2011 Best Undergraduate Thesis: Automatic Grayscale Image and Video Colorization (In Chinese). Advisor: professor Shiguang Liu. Code.