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Yining Hong

University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Computer Science

About Me

I am currently a second-year PhD student in computer science at UCLA, advised by Prof. Song-Chun Zhu. Previously, I was an undergraduate in the Department of Electrical Engineering in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, advised by Prof. Xinbing Wang and Prof. Weinan Zhang. My research interests lie in multi-modal reasoning, concept learning and structure learning.


Yining Hong; Kaichun Mo; Li Yi; Leonidas Guibas; Antonio Torralba; Joshua Tenenbaum; Chuang Gan, "Fixing Malfunctional Objects With Learned Physical Simulation and Functional Prediction", CVPR2022

Yining Hong; Li Yi; Joshua B. Tenenbaum; Antonio Torralba; Chuang Gan, "PTR: A Benchmark for Part-based Conceptual, Relational, and Physical Reasoning", NeurIPS2021

Yining Hong; Qing Li; Song-Chun Zhu; Siyuan Huang, "VLGrammar: Grounded Grammar Induction of Vision and Language", ICCV2021

Qing Li; Siyuan Huang; Yining Hong; Yixin Zhu; Ying Nian Wu; Song-Chun Zhu, "A HINT from Arithmetic: On Systematic Generalization of Perception, Syntax, and Semantics", ICLR 2021 The Role of Mathematical Reasoning in General Artificial Intelligence Workshop

Jinghui Qin; Xiaodan Liang; Yining Hong; Jianheng Tang; Liang Lin, "Neural-Symbolic Solver for Math Word Problems with Auxiliary Tasks", ACL2021

Yining Hong; Qing Li; Daniel Ciao; Siyuan Huang; Song-Chun Zhu, "Learning by Fixing: Solving Math Word Problems with Weak Supervision", AAAI2021

Yining Hong; Qing Li; Ran Gong; Daniel Ciao; Siyuan Huang; Song-Chun Zhu, "SMART: A Situation Model for Algebra Story Problems via Attributed Grammar", AAAI2021

Qing Li; Siyuan Huang; Yining Hong; Song-Chun Zhu, "A Competence-aware Curriculum for Visual Concepts Learning via Question Answering", ECCV2020

Qing Li; Siyuan Huang; Yining Hong; Yixin Chen; Yingnian Wu; Song-Chun Zhu, "Closed Loop Neural-Symbolic Learning via Integrating Neural Perception, Grammar Parsing, and Symbolic Reasoning", ICML2020

Research Experience

Research Intern. MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab. Supervisor: Chuang Gan. 2021.3 - present

Research Assistant. VCLA, UCLA. Supervisor: Song-Chun Zhu. 2019.9 - present

Research Intern. Tencent AI Lab. Supervisor: Piji Li. 2019.3-2019.7

Research Assitant. IIoT, SJTU. Supervisors: Xinbing Wang, Weinan Zhang. 2016-2019


I've been playing the piano since I was five, and can play some other instruments as well. I was the president of the piano association in Shanghai Jiao Tong University. (Favorite music genres: rock, blues, jazz, classic)

I love water sports. I am an advanced scuba diver and a free diver.