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) advising PhD student and serving in the thesis committee. 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.

His research interests include deep learning, information retrieval, spoken language understanding, machine translation, natural language processing, speech recognition and translation. He has published extensively in these areas. In benchmark evaluations, he and his colleagues developed the MSR-NRC-SRI entry and the MSR entry which obtained No. 1 place in the 2008 NIST MT Evaluation and No. 1 place in the 2011 IWSLT Evaluation, all in Chinese-English translation, respectively.

Recently, his research focus is on Deep Learning for Text/Semantic Processing. Relevant studies are summarized in the tutorial at ICASSP 2014. More details can be found at the DSSM toolkit site (MS internal access only).

He has held editorial positions on several IEEE Journals, and has served in the organizing committee/program committee of major speech and language processing conferences. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of ACL.

News and Events

ICASSP 2014 Tutorial on Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing and Related Applications

We will give a tutorial on Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing and Related Applications at ICASSP 2014. Following are some relevant papers:

ICASSP 2013 Tutorial on Speech Translation: Theory and Practice

We have presented a tutorial on Speech Translation: Theory and Practice at ICASSP 2013. The slides can be found here

Academic Services

  • Member of the Organizing Committee, Chair of Special Sessions, IEEE ICASSP 2013
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine
  • 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

  • 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

Contact

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

ICASSP 2013: Special Sessions

The 38th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) will be held at Vancouver, Canada in May 2013. A total of eight special sessions will be offered.

Special Issue in IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing

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

Special Issue in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing

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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