Mingcan Xiang

Sometimes you win
Sometimes you learn

- John C. Maxwell


Currently, I am a third-year Ph.D. candidate at University of Massachusetts Amherst under the advisory of Prof. Tongping Liu and Prof. Hui Guan. I got my B.Eng. degree from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China.

My research interests mainly focus on the following topics:
 - Machine Learning System. improve ML performance (e.g., speed, scalability, reliability) through innovations in algorithms and programming systems
 - Multitask learning, model compression and sparse model acceleration.
 - Computer Vision in images and videos. Specifically, face recognition & generation using GANs.


[2021.08] Arrive in UMass Amherst
[2021.07] One paper was accepted by ACM MM 2021
[2021.05] One paper was submitted to ICMEW 2021
[2020.10] Join in JD AI Research CV Lab
[2020.03] Get and accept the graduate admission offer from University of Massachusetts Amherst

IEEE ICME 2021 the 3rd Grand Challenge of 106-Point Facial Landmark Localization is opening! Welcome to participate in!


University of Massachusetts Amherst

Feb. 2021 -
Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor: Prof. Tongping Liu

University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Sep. 2019 - Dec. 2020 (quit)
Ph.D. in Computer Software and Theory

Institute of Information Engineering, CAS

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Sep. 2015 - Jun. 2019
B.Eng. in Computer Science and Technology

Overall GPA: 3.8/4.0  Top: 10%
Thesis: Design and implementation of network application recognition system
    based on traffic data


Adobe Research

Research Intern
College Park, MD, May 2023 - Aug. 2023
Document intelligence Group
Mentor& Manager: Dr. Curtis Wigington
topics:  Efficient On-Device Cloud Hybrid Models for Document Intelligence

TikTok R&D System

Research Intern
New York City, USA, May 2022 - Aug. 2022
Heterogeneous Computing Group
Mentor& Manager: Dr. Pengcheng Li
topics:  GPU Cache management for ByteGNN

JD AI Research CV Lab

Research Intern
Beijing, China, Oct. 2020 - Jul. 2021
Human Face Group
Mentor: Dr. Yinglu Liu, Manager: Dr. Hailin Shi
topics: GAN-based FaceSwap
    FaceBeauty: Skin smooth, Thin face & Enlarge eyes
    DigitalMan: Facial expression manipulation

This is a FaceSwap presentation.


Teaching Assistant:   2021fall ECE-201 Analytical Tools for ECE
Conference Sub-reviewer:   ICDCS 2021, BigData 2021, PPoPP'2022
Organizer:  IEEE ICME 2021 the 3rd Grand Challenge of 106-Point Facial Landmark Localization

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