Chao-Yuan Wu

I am a computer science Ph.D. student at University of Texas at Austin, advised by Professor Philipp Krähenbühl. My research interests are in computer vision and statistical machine learning.

Prior to joining UT Austin, I received my M.S. in machine learning at Carnegie Mellon University. I worked with Professor Alex Smola on several areas in machine learning.


Predicting Latent Structured Intents from Shopping Queries
    C-Y Wu, A. Ahmed, GR Kumar, R. Datta.
    WWW, 2017
Recurrent Recommender Networks
    C-Y Wu, A. Ahmed, A. Beutel, A. Smola., H. Jin.
    WSDM, 2017 [SLIDES]
Using Navigation to Improve Recommendations in Real-Time
    C-Y Wu, C. Alvino, A. Smola, J. Basilico.
    RecSys, 2016 [SLIDES]
Explaining reviews and ratings with PACO: Poisson Additive Co-Clustering
    C-Y Wu, A. Beutel, A. Ahmed, A. Smola.
    WWW poster, 2016
Spectral Method for Hierarchical Dirichlet Processes
    H-Y Tung, C-Y Wu, M. Zaheer, A. Smola
    NIPS workshop on Nonparametric Methods for Large Scale Representation Learning, 2015
Jointly Modeling of Aspects, Ratings and Sentiments for Movie Recommendation (JMARS)
    Q. Diao, M. Qiu, C-Y Wu, A. Smola, J. Jiang, C. Wang
    KDD, 2014 [SLIDES]


Sep 2016 - present


Applied Scientist InternResearch in computer vision.
May-Aug 2016


Research InternResearch in query modeling.
Jan-Aug 2015


Research InternResearch in recommender systems.

Taiwan Army

Chief CounselorSupervised a company of 80 soldiers.
Summer 2011


Software Engineering InternDeveloped front-end features for photo-related products.
Summer 2010


Software Engineering InternSoftware testing for a telematics project.


Email: cywu at cs dot utexas dot edu