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Yining Hong

University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Computer Science

Research Interest: 3D Reasoning

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 main focus lies in 3D reasoning, especially about the perspectives that go beyond pattern recognition in 2D images and need to be reasoned in the 3D space, including physics, functionality etc. I'm also interested in concept learning and structure learning, which are crucial aspects of visual reasoning in the 3D space.


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.