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Xiaodong He

  • Affiliate Professor

Xiaodong He is an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. He is also a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA. He received the B.S. degree from Tsinghua University (Beijing) in 1996, M.S. degree from Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing) in 1999, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 2003.

His research interests lie in the area of artificial intelligence, including deep learning, speech, natural language, computer vision, information retrieval, and knowledge representation & management. He has authored/co-authored more than 100 papers and one book, and has published in ACL, CVPR, SIGIR, WWW, CIKM, NIPS, ICLR, IEEE TASLP, Proc. IEEE, IEEE SPM and other venues. He and colleagues developed the MSR-NRC-SRI entry and the MSR entry that won No. 1 in the 2008 NIST Machine Translation Evaluation and the 2011 IWSLT Evaluation (Chinese-to-English), respectively, and the MSR image captioning system that won the 1st Prize in the MS COCO Captioning Challenge 2015.

He has held editorial positions on several IEEE Journals, served as an area chair for NAACL-HLT 2015, and served in the organizing committee/program committe of major speech and language processing conferences. He is an elected member of the IEEE SLTC for the term of 2015-2017. He is a senior member of IEEE and Chair of the IEEE Seattle Section in 2016.

Research Interests

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Speech
  • Natural Language
  • Computer Vision
  • Information Retrieval
  • Knowledge representation & management