Yingchen Xu

I am a first year CS PhD student at University College London (UCL) supervised by Edward Grefenstette and Tim Rockstäschel. I am also a PhD Researcher at Meta AI Labs. My research goal is to build machines that can learn to accomplish tasks efficiently in unknown, complex, sparse-reward environments. I’m also generally curious about human learning and how it can inspire building intelligent machines.

Before starting my PhD, I was an ML engineer based in the bay area working on various applications including dynamic pricing and content recommendations. I did my undergraduate studies in CS and Math at Rice University, where I also did research on applying randomized hashing algorithms to solving large scaled machine learning problems.