Qi Yu

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Qi Yu, PhD

Graduate Program Director, School of Information
Director, Machine Learning and Data Intensive Computing Lab

I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, M.E from National University of Singapore, Singapore, and B.S from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. For more details check my CV.

Research interests: 
  • Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  • Active Learning, few-shot learning, and meta-learning
  • Uncertainty in Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  • Weakly supervised learning, multiple instance learning
  • Dynamic Data Modeling
  • Multimodal Data Fusion
  • Bayesian Nonparametrics



Phone: 585-475-6929
Email:  qi.yu@rit.edu

Office: GOL-2113 
Office hours: No teaching (spring 2023)



August 2008

Virginia Tech (VT), Blacksburg, VA 
Ph.D. in Computer Science
Dissertation Topic: Foundational Framework for Service Query Optimization

July 2003

National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 
M.E., Computer Engineering 
Thesis Topic: Intelligent Data Mining via Evolutionary Computing

July 2001

Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China 
B.E., Electrical Engineering

Professional Activities

Professional Activities

Program Committee Member/Reviewer

  • Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), Area Chair (2022, 2023)
  • International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), Area Chair (2023)
  • International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS)
  • AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
  • International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI)
  • ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD)
  • IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)
  • International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)
  • European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)
Grant Review Panels
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), 2009, 2013, 2015-2022




Fall 2022
  • ISTE-780 Data-Driven Knowledge Discovery

Get Involved


The Mining lab is constantly looking for students passionate in machine learning and AI to join the team.

Please contact Dr. Qi Yu (qi.yu@rit.edu) if you are interested in joining the lab.