Harry Zhao (Mingde Zhao, 赵明德)
Artificial Intelligence Researcher

I am a researcher at Mila (L'Institut québécois d'intelligence artificielle, Quebec AI Institute), Montréal, Canada. Meanwhile, I study as a master student in the School of Computer Science at McGill University and is under the supervision of Prof. Doina Precup and Prof. Xiao-Wen Chang. I am currently working on capturing human consciousness with Prof. Yoshua Bengio and have broad interests on the general aspects of artificial intelligence, specifically Suttonian reinforcement learning (:D) and meta-learning.

Portfolio

META-Learning State-based λ for More Sample-Efficient Policy Evaluation

Mingde Zhao, Sitao Luan, Ian Porada, Xiao-Wen Chang and Doina Precup
Conference paper
Submitted, 2019

Break the Ceiling: Stronger Multi-scale Deep Graph Convolutional Networks

Sitao Luan & Mingde Zhao (co-first authors), Xiao-Wen Chang and Doina Precup
Conference paper
Accepted, 2019

SOOPLAT: PLATform for Single Objective Optimization

Experiment platform
Open-source, 2019

Online Decisioning Meta-Heuristic Framework for Large Scale Black-Box Optimization

Mingde Zhao, Hongwei Ge, Yi Lian, Yaqing Hou, Guozhen Tan and C. L. Philip Chen
Journal paper
Preprint of Submission, 2019

A Many-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm with Two Interacting Processes: Cascade Clustering and Reference Point Incremental Learning

Hongwei Ge & Mingde Zhao (co-first authors), Liang Sun, Zhen Wang, Guozhen Tan, Qiang Zhang and C. L. Philip Chen
Journal paper
Published, 2018

Professional Skills

80%

Research

Advanced
Machine learning, theories of learning, reinforcement learning and evolutionary methods.
70%

Programming

Advanced
MATLAB, python, C, C++ and LaTeX.
75%

Mathematics

Advanced
Numerical computation and estimation, optimization and machine learning theories.

Education

MSc Computer Science

McGill University
2018 - Present
Master of Computer Science (Thesis), with research orientation on Artificial Intelligence.
CGPA: 4.0/4.0.

Honored BEng. Computer Science and Technology

Dalian University of Technology
2014 - 2018
Honored Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology.
Received the award of Distinguished Student Researcher, 2018.
CGPA (Computer Science): 4.0/4.0.
Weighted percentage: 91%.

Minor BSc Creative Practices

Dalian University of Technology
2014 - 2017
Minor Bachelor of Creative Practices, with research orientation on humanoid robotics.

Work Experiences

Mila

Montreal
Researcher
2019 - now

I joined the Montreal Institute of Learning Algorithms (Mila) as a researcher in the beginning of the year 2019.

Dalian University of Technology

Dalian
Research Assistant
2017 - 2018

I was employed as the only student research assistant in the School of Computer Science. I worked with the vice dean Prof. Hongwei Ge. We co-authored several journal and conference papers until I have graduated from DUT.

Neusoft

Dalian
Algorithm Engineer Lead
2016 - 2017

I worked as an algorithm engineer intern in the Intelligent Affairs department during my summer vacation and winter vacation, awarded the excellent intern of the year.