Ph.D. Candidate, Computer Science
Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Statistical Machine Learning Group
Curriculum Vitae


I am an incoming fifth year Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science in Stanford University, advised by Stefano Ermon. I did my undergrad in the Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, where I worked with Jun Zhu and Lawrence Carin.

My research is centered on deep unsupervised learning, with various applications on deep generative modeling, representation learning and (inverse) reinforcement learning. Recently, I am interested in the following topics:

  • Information-theoretic approaches to machine learning and representation learning [1, 2, 3, 4]
  • Improvements to generative modeling and statistical inference [1, 2, 3]
  • Learning complex behaviors and intentions from demonstrations [1, 2, 3, 4]
  • Societal issues in machine learning, such as fairness and calibration [1, 2, 3]

Email: tsong [at] cs [dot] stanford [dot] edu


Teaching
  • CS228, Probablistic Graphical Models (Winter 2020, Head TA)
  • CS236, Deep Generative Models (Fall 2018, TA)

Professional Services

Journal reviewer: IEEE TPAMI, JAIR, IEEE TIT, ACM TIST

Conference reviewer / Program committee: ICML (2019, 2020), NeurIPS (2019, 2020), ICLR (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021), COLT (2019), UAI (2019, 2020), CVPR (2020), ECCV (2020), ICCV (2019), AAAI (2021), ACML (2018, 2019), WACV (2020)

Workshop organization:


Awards and Fellowships
  • Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QInF 2018, 4.6%)
  • Stanford School of Engineering Fellowship (2016)
  • Google Excellence Scholarship (2015)
  • Outstanding Undergraduate, China Computer Federation (2015)
  • Outstanding Winner, Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (2015, 0.4%)
  • Zhong Shimo Scholarship (2013, 0.75%)

Acknowledgements: based on the al-folio template by Maruan Al-Shedivat.