Jason Zhi Liang
PhD Student in the Computer Science Department
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I am a computer science PhD student at UT Austin. My general research interests are deep learning, evolutionary computation, meta-learning, neural networks, and artificial intelligence.
My current research is about developing evolutionary algorithms for large scale, efficient optimization of the hyperparameters and architectures of deep neural networks. I spent the entirety of 2016 interning at Sentient Technologies, where I constructed a distributed framework capable of evaluating and evolving thousands of different neural network architectures at the same time. Please see my blog post here for more details.
Projects: Miscellaneous machine learning related assignments
 Liang, Jason Zhi, et al. "Image Based Localization in Indoor Environments." Computing for Geospatial Research and Application (COM. Geo), 2013 Fourth International Conference on. IEEE, 2013. c
 Liang, Jason Zhi, et al. "Reduced-complexity data acquisition system for image-based localization in indoor environments." Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN), 2013 International Conference on. IEEE, 2013.
 Liang, Jason Zhi, et al. "Image-Based Positioning of Mobile Devices in Indoor Environments." Multimodal Location Estimation, Sprinter Gerald Friedland, Ed (2014).
 Liang, Jason Zhi, and Risto Miikkulainen. "Evolutionary Bilevel Optimization for Complex Control Tasks." GECCO. 2015.