Qi Liu

Department of Computer Science,
University of Oxford

Email: qi.liu[at]cs.ox.ac.uk
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I am a DPhil (Ph.D.) student at the University of Oxford, fortunately advised by Matt Kusner and Phil Blunsom. My DPhil study is generously supported by Google DeepMind. Previously, I worked at Facebook AI Research in New York under the supervision of Douwe Kiela. I obtained my Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree from Department of Computer Science, National University of Singapore in 2016, working with Anthony K.H. Tung. Before that, I received my Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) degree from Shandong University in 2014.

My primary research interests lie in natural language processing and machine learning. I am particularly interested in applying deep learning techniques for natural language understanding, generative models and graph representations.



Work Experiences

Google DeepMind, London
Research Scientist Intern, advised by Phil Blunsom, Jul. 2020 -

Facebook AI Research, New York City
Researcher, advised by Douwe Kiela, Aug. 2018 - Aug. 2019

Microsoft Research, Cambridge
Research Intern, advised by Alexander Gaunt, Marc Brockschmidt, Miltos Allamanis, Mar. 2018 - Jun. 2018

Singapore University of Technology and Design
Research Assistant, advised by Yue Zhang, Feb. 2017 - Mar. 2018

Microsoft Research, Beijing
Research Intern, advised by Ying Yan, Thomas Moscibroda, Sep. 2016 - Dec. 2016

Data Scientist, Apr. 2015 - Oct. 2015

SeSaMe Centre, National University of Singapore
Research Assistant, advised by Anthony K.H. Tung, Dec. 2014 - May. 2016

Chinese Academy of Sciences
Research Intern, Jul. 2013 - Oct. 2013

Selected Honors & Awards

Oxford EPL-HIT Fellowship, 2020
NeurIPS Travel Award, 2019
Google DeepMind Scholarship, 2019
Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition, Winner (3 out of 550), 2017
Microsoft Star of Tomorrow Excellence Award, 2016
ACM SIGMOD Travel Grant, 2015
Predict Exacerbation in Patients with COPD, CrowdANALYTIX, Winner, 2015
Changing the Landscape of Healthcare in US, CrowdANALYTIX, Winner, 2015
NUS Research Scholarship, 2014

Invited Talks

Google DeepMind Team Meeting, March 31, 2021.
ELLIS Workshop on Geometric and Relational Deep Learning, April 24, 2020. Invited by Thomas Kipf.
Facebook AI Research, August 8, 2019. Invited by Laurens van der Maaten.
Columbia University, November 29, 2018. Invited by Baishakhi Ray.
Microsoft Research, Cambridge, June 15, 2018. Invited by Sebastian Nowozin.


2020-2021, COMP0081: Applied Machine Learning, UCL
Instructor: Matt Kusner, Brooks Paige

2015-2016 Semester 2, CS5344: Big Data Analytics Technology, NUS
Instructor: Tan Kian Lee

2015-2016 Semester 1, CS3244: Machine Learning, NUS
Instructor: Tan Chew Lim

Professional Services

Program Committee Member of ICLR 2021
Program Committee Member of NeurIPS 2020
Invited Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Big Data 2020
Program Committee Member of EMNLP 2019
Program Committee Member of ACL 2019
External Reviewer of NAACL 2018, AAAI 2018
Invited Reviewer for Neurocomputing 2017
Invited Reviewer for Multimedia Tools and Applications 2016


Reading Notes on Blockchain (2016)