Gang Niu (Senior Research Scientist at RIKEN)


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Gang Niu

Gang Niu, D.Eng.

Senior Research Scientist (indefinite-term),
Imperfect Information Learning Team,
RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project.

Nihonbashi 1-chome Mitsui Building, 15th floor,
1-4-1 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0027, Japan.

E-mail: gang.niu.ml at gmail.com
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Short Bio

Gang Niu is currently an indefinite-term senior research scientist at RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project. He received the PhD degree in computer science from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2013. Before joining RIKEN, he was a senior software engineer at Baidu and then an assistant professor at the University of Tokyo. He joined RIKEN as a research scientist in 2018, and he was tenured in 2020 and promoted to senior research scientist in 2023. He has published more than 100 journal articles and conference papers, including 34 ICML, 25 NeurIPS (1 oral and 4 spotlights), and 12 ICLR (1 outstanding paper honorable mention, 3 orals, and 1 spotlight) papers. He has co-authored the book “Machine Learning from Weak Supervision: An Empirical Risk Minimization Approach” (the MIT Press). On the other hand, he has served as an area chair/meta-reviewer 23 times and a senior area chair/senior meta-reviewer 1 time. He also serves/has served as an action editor of TMLR, an editorial board member of MLJ, and a guest editor of a special issue at MLJ. Moreover, he has served as a publication chair for ICML 2022, and has co-organized 12 workshops, 1 competition, and 3 tutorials.


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Research Interests

  • Weakly supervised learning (including but not limited to
    semi-supervised learning, positive-unlabeled learning, and label-noise learning)

  • Adversarial training and adversarial robustness

  • Deep learning and representation learning


Job Experience

  • Senior Research Scientist, Since April 2023
    RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project, Tokyo, Japan.

  • Research Scientist, April 2018--March 2023 (Tenured in October 2020)
    RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project, Tokyo, Japan.

  • Visiting Scientist, September 2017--March 2018
    RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project, Tokyo, Japan.

  • Assistant Professor, September 2015--March 2018
    Dept. of Complexity Science and Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

  • Senior Software Engineer, April 2014--July 2015
    Dept. of Natural Language Processing, Baidu, Beijing, China.

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, October 2013--March 2014
    Dept. of Computer Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan.


Education

  • Doctor of Engineering, September 2013
    Dept. of Computer Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan.
    Supervised by Prof. Masashi Sugiyama.

  • Master of Engineering, July 2010
    Dept. of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China.
    Supervised by Prof. Lin Shang.

  • Bachelor of Science, July 2007
    Dept. of Mathematics, Southeast University, Nanjing, China.