I am a second-year PhD student in the Machine Leraning program at Georgia Tech’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. I’m working on machine learning on graphs under the supervision of Prof. Pan Li and Prof. Mia Liu. Before coming to Georgia Tech, I was a PhD student at Purdue University in the Department of Computer Science. Prior to that, I worked at Tencent Big Data Lab for a while after receiving my master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Currently, I focus on geometric & graph deep learning, epsecially on interpretable learning methods to advance scientific discovery.

My Chinese given name is 思奇(siqi), pronounced as 思/si/ 奇/tʃiː/. My Chinese surname is 苗(miao), pronounced as 苗/mɪaʊ/. It’s also fine to call me Aki.

🔥 News

  • 2023.01: Our paper LRI is accepted to ICLR 2023 and NeurIPS 2022 AI4Science!
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  • 2022.11: Gave a talk at IML Machine Learning Working Group on LRI with slides here.
  • 2022.11: I will be moving to Georgia Tech in December as a PhD student in Machine Learning (ECE) with Prof. Pan Li.
  • 2022.11: Our latest paper on model interpretability (LRI) will show up at NeurIPS 2022 AI for Science Workshop!
  • 2022.10: Gave two lectures at CS593-CLG(code) and Phys570-AI(code).
  • 2022.07: Gave two talks at FastML and AITime on our ICML 2022 paper GSAT(slides).
  • 2022.07: Awarded free registration and graduate travel grant for ICML! Thanks!
  • 2022.05: One paper accepted to ICML 2022!

📝 Publications

ICLR 2023
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Interpretable Geometric Deep Learning via Learnable Randomness Injection
Siqi Miao, Yunan Luo, Mia Liu, Pan Li. ICLR 2023 and NeurIPS 2022 AI4Science
Paper Github License

🎖 Honors and Awards

  • 2022.07 ICML’22 Participation Grant
  • 2022.07 Purdue Graduate Travel Grant
  • 2020.03 Tencent Innovation Award
  • 2020.01 Tencent Outstanding Employee (Top 10%)

💬 Invited Talks

  • 2022.11, Inter-Experimental LHC Machine Learning Working Group, CERN
  • 2022.10, Department of Physics, Purdue University
  • 2022.08, AI Time
  • 2022.07, Fast Machine Learning Lab

💻 Experience

  • 2023.01 - Present, Georgia Tech, Research Assistant, Atlanta, USA
  • 2021.08 - 2022.12, Purdue University, Research Assistant, West Lafayette, USA
  • 2019.07 - 2020.05, Tencent, Machine Learning Engineer, Guangzhou, China
  • 2018.05 - 2018.08, Tencent, Machine Learning Intern, Guangzhou, China