Welcome to Changwei Hu's Homepage.

About me: I am a research scientist at Yahoo Research. Before joining Yahoo, I completed my PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University, co-advised by Professor Lawrence Carin and Piyush Rai. I was also affiliated with iiD (Information Initiative at Duke). Before that, I obtained Master's degree in Physics, and Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering, both from Xiamen University in China.

Research: My research lies at the intersection of Bayesian statistics and machine learning.


  • 06/2017: The code for binary tensor factorization is released. See link
  • 04/2017: Our paper "Deep Generative Models for Relational Data with Side Information" was accepted by ICML 2017.
  • 01/2017: I won the 3rd prize in data visualization challenge held at Duke University.
  • 12/2015: I had two papers accepted by AISTATS 2016.
  • 09/2015: Our paper "Large-Scale Bayesian Multi-Label Learning via Topic-Based Label Embeddings" was accepted by NIPS 2015 for spotlight presentation.
  • 08/2015: Our paper "Scalable Bayesian Non-Negative Tensor Factorization for Massive Count Data" submitted to ECML PKDD 2015 received the Best Student Paper Award.
  • 08/2015: We received a research grant from Accenture for our research on machine learning for analyzing healthcare data, and I was honored as "Accenture Fellow".
  • 05/2015: Our paper "Zero-Truncated Poisson Model for Scalable Bayesian Factorization of Massive Binary Tensors with Mode-Networks" was accepted by UAI 2015 for plenary oral presentation.
  • 04/2015: Our paper "Scalable Probabilistic Tensor Factorization for Binary and Count Data" was accepted by IJCAI 2015.