About me

I am currently a principal researcher at Tencent AI Lab, working on machine learning and natural language processing. Before joining Tencent in March 2018, I worked in the Deep Learning Technology Center (DLTC) at Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA. I completed my PhD in Electrical Engineering at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), in June 2014, where I worked in Adaptive Systems Laboratory (ASL), supervised by Prof. Ali H. Sayed.

Contact information

Email: chenjianshu at gmail dot com OR jianshuchen at tencent dot com

Research interests

My research interests span several areas, including

  • Machine learning (reinforcement learning, deep learning, unsupervised learning)
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Optimization

For more details, see my publications (also google scholar)

Selected publications

  1. Anji Liu, Jianshu Chen, Mingze Yu, Yu Zhai, Xuewen Zhou, and Ji Liu, “Watch the Unobserved: A Simple Approach to Parallelizing Monte Carlo Tree Search”, Proc. International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 2020.
  2. Adithya M. Devraj and Jianshu Chen, “Stochastic Variance Reduced Primal Dual Algorithms for Empirical Composition Optimization”, Proc. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), Vancouver, Canada, December 2019.
  3. Yu Liu*, Jianshu Chen* and Li Deng*, "Unsupervised Sequence Classification using Sequential Output Statistics", Proc. 31st Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), Long Beach, CA, Dec. 2017. (*Equal contribution)
  4. Simon Du, Jianshu Chen, Lihong Li, Lin Xiao, Dengyong Zhou, "Stochastic Variance Reduction Methods for Policy Evaluation", Proc. International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), Sydney, Australia, August 2017.
  5. Jianshu Chen, Ji He, Yelong Shen, Lin Xiao, Xiaodong He, Jianfeng Gao, Xinying Song, Li Deng, "End-to-end Learning of Latent Dirichlet Allocation by Mirror-Descent Back Propagation", Proc. 29th Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2015), Montreal, Canada, December 2015.
  6. Sergio V. Macua, Jianshu Chen, Santiago Zazo, and Ali H. Sayed. "Distributed Policy Evaluation Under Multiple Behavior Strategies", IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 60, No. 5, May 2015, pp. 1260–1274.