I am an PhD student in the ML Department of Carnegie Mellon University, working with Prof. Zico Kolter. Before that, I was an undergrad in the CSIE Department of National Taiwan University, and a member in the Machine Learning Group of Prof. Chih-Jen Lin. I respect theoretical justification as well as engineering craft, enjoying writing proofs and designing working systems. My research interests include machine learning, convex optimization, and robotics.
Education & Experience
The Common-directions Method for Regularized Empirical Risk Minimization
Po-Wei Wang, Ching-pei Lee, and Chih-Jen Lin. Technical report, 2016.
Epigraph projections for fast general convex programming
Po-Wei Wang, Matt Wytock, and J. Zico Kolter. ICML, 2016.
Convex programming with fast proximal and linear operators
Matt Wytock, Po-Wei Wang and J. Zico Kolter. NIPS Optimization Workshop, 2015.
Iteration Complexity of Feasible Descent Methods
for Convex Optimization
Po-Wei Wang and Chih-Jen Lin. JMLR, 15(2014), 1523-1548.
Support Vector Machines
Data Classification: Algorithms and Applications.
Po-Wei Wang and Chih-Jen Lin. CRC Press. 2014.
ITRS Test 3 (with Scott Tsai)We created a web-based Linux environment with QEMU, python, and AJAX, in which students could run vim, gcc, python, and various tools. In addition, students can submit their code to a central judge server on appengine to evaluate their answer. The system is designed for "Programming 101" courses.
Robocup NTU PAL (with members in NTU RPAL Lab)We rewrite the vision, behavior, and motion system for Nao robot from BHuman codebase so that the robots can share localization information and perform wide-angle kick without moving too far. As a result, we won the 3rd place in the standard platform league.
MIA (with Chun-Liang Li)The MIA system uses two PS3Eyes to perform triangulation on feature points, and one camera to record the video in H264. We wrote a 3D SLAM library to perform self-localization and consistent mapping of objects. It was a term project for VFX course.
LLDVK (with Logan Chien)LLDVK is a translator which translates C codes into Android bytecodes (dalvik). It is built on the LLVM compiler infrastructure, and it served as a term project for the compiler course.
Honors & Awards
- Our team NTU RobotPal earned the 3rd place in Robocup Standard Platform League.
- Our team are Champions for both tracks in the Yahoo KDD Cup 2011 on Music Rating Prediction.
- I received two NTU Presidential Awards, which is given to the top 5% students each semester.
- I received the undergraduate scholarship from Macronix Education Foundation.
- I received grant and prize from the National Science Council for Creative Undergraduate Research.
- I have been reviewer for Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR), Data Minining and Knowledge Discovery (DAMI), and IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC).