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Xiaodong He

Xiaodong He
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Background and Interests

Xiaodong He is a Researcher in the Deep Learning Technology Center of Microsoft Research - Technology, Redmond, WA, USA. He is also an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington (Seattle) serving in the PhD reading committee. His research interests include deep learning, speech, natural language, vision, information retrieval, and knowledge representation and management. He has published in Proc. IEEE, IEEE TASLP, IEEE SPM, ACL, EMNLP, NAACL, CVPR, SIGIR, WWW, CIKM, ICLR and other venues. He has received several awards including the Outstanding Paper Award of ACL 2015. 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 at the MS COCO Captioning Challenge 2015.

His current research is mostly focused on Deep learning for semantics and applications to text, vision, information retrieval, and knowledge graph. Relevant studies are summarized in the recent tutorial at CIKM 2014. More details at the DSSM site (and the DSSM toolkit download).

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 committee 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 a member of ACL.

He received the BS degree from Tsinghua University (Beijing) in 1996, MS degree from Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing) in 1999, and the PhD degree from the University of Missouri - Columbia in 2003.

Contact

Xiaodong He (何晓冬)

E-mail: xiaohe@microsoft.com
Post-Mail: One Microsoft Way, Redmond WA, 98052-6399, USA
Tel: (425) 706-4939
Fax: (425) 706-7329 (to Xiaodong He's attention)

News and Events

Invited Talks & Tutorials

Recent work on Deep Learning and applications to Speech, NLP, Vision, IR, and Knowledge Representation

Academic Services

  • Member of the IEEE Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee 2015-2017
  • Area Chair, Spoken Language Processing, NAACL 2015
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Letters since 2014
  • Member of the Organizing Committee, Chair of Special Sessions, IEEE ICASSP 2013
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine since 2012
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on Continuous-space and related methods in natural language processing, in IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, 2014
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on Large-Scale Optimization for Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, in IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, 2013
  • Lead Guest Editor, Special Issue on Statistical Learning Methods for Speech and Language Processing, in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, 2010
  • Co-Chair, NIPS 2008 Workshop on Speech and Language: Learning-Based Methods and Systems, Whistler, BC, Canada, 2008
  • Grant Reviewer: Swiss National Science Foundation
  • Program Committee Member: ACL, NAACL, EMNLP, COLING, AAAI
  • Reviewer: IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing, Proceedings of the IEEE, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, IEEE Transactions on Computer, Speech Communication, Pattern Recognition, Pattern Recognition Letters, ICASSP, Interspeech, NIPS

Honors and Awards

  • ACL 2015 Outstanding Paper Award
  • 1st Prize, MS COCO Captioning Challenge 2015
  • No. 1 Place, Chinese to English MT track, 2011 IWSLT Evaluation
  • No. 1 Place, Chinese to English common data track, 2008 NIST MT Evaluation
  • ICASSP 2011 Best Student Paper Award (co-author)
  • IEEE senior member since 2008
  • Microsoft Gold Star Award, 2005
  • Microsoft Patent awards, 2005-2014
  • Microsoft Technology Transfer Award, 2009, 2014

Special Issues

The Special Issue on Continuous-space and related methods in natural language processing is scheduled to be published in the IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing in early 2015.

The Special Issue on Large-Scale Optimization for Audio, Speech, and Language Processing was published in the IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing in November, 2013.

The Special Issue on Statistical Learning Methods for Speech and Language Processing was published in the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing in December, 2010.

NIPS 2008 Workshop

The NIPS 2008 workshop on Speech and Language: Learning-based Methods and Systems covers a variety of advanced topics in the Speech and Language Processing area. More details can be found at the workshop's homepage NIPS08 WSL(a)

Book

Xiaodong He and Li Deng, 2008. Discriminative Learning for Speech Recognition: Theory and Practice, Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2008. ISBN: 1598293087 (order from Amazon.com)

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