Jindong Wang

Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research Asia
Building 2, No. 5 Danling Street, Haidian District, Beijing, China
jindongwang [at] outlook.com, jindong.wang [at] microsoft.com
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I’m currently a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA), in a group managed by Xing Xie. Before joining MSRA, I obtained my Ph.D. from Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in June, 2019. My doctoral thesis was awarded the excellent Ph.D. thesis of Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2018/04–2018/08, I was a visitor of Prof. Qiang Yang’s group at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). My work on transfer learning won the best paper awards in ICCSE 2018 and FTL-IJCAI 2019. In 2021, I published the textbook Introduction to Transfer Learning, a hands-on introduction to transfer learning. In 2022, I was selected as one of the 2022 AI 2000 Most Influential Scholars by AMiner between 2012-2021 (ranked 49/2000). Four of my first-author papers are ranked by Google Scholar as highly-cited papers. I gave tutorials at IJCAI’22.

Research interest: robust machine learning, out-of-distribution / domain generalization, transfer learning, semi-supervised learning, federated learning, and related applications such as activity recognition and computer vision. Interested in internship or collaboration? Contact me.

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Feb 27, 2023 I gave a tutorial on domain generalization and ChatGPT robustness on WSDM 2023. [website]
Feb 24, 2023 Paper On the Robustness of ChatGPT: An Adversarial and Out-of-distribution Perspective is released on arxiv: arxiv.
Jan 21, 2023 Three papers got accepted at ICLR 2023! See here.
Nov 28, 2022 I was invited to serve as a senior program member (SPC) of IJCAI 2023.
Nov 18, 2022 We will give a tutorial on domain/OOD generalization at WSDM 2023!
Sep 17, 2022 Paper USB: A Unified Semi-supervised Learning Benchmark is accepted by NeurIPS 2022! [arXiv] [Code]


  1. Four of my papers are highly cited and ranked top 20 globally in recent 5 years in Google scholar metrics. See here.
  2. I wrote a popular book Introduction to Transfer Learning to make it easy to learn, understand, and use transfer learning.
  3. I lead the most popular transfer learning and semi-supervised learning projects on Github: Transfer learning repo, Semi-supervised learning repo, and Personalized federated learning repo.
  4. I was selected into the list of 2022 AI 2000 Most Influential Scholars by AMiner in recognition of my contributions in the field of multimedia between 2012-2021 (ranked 49/2000)

Selected publications

  1. Out-of-distribution Representation Learning for Time Series Classification
    Wang Lu, Jindong Wang# , Xinwei Sun, Yiqiang Chen, and Xing Xie
    International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) 2023 | [ arXiv Code ]
  2. FreeMatch: Self-adaptive Thresholding for Semi-supervised Learning
    Yidong Wang, Hao Chen, Qiang Heng, Wenxin Hou, Yue Fan, Zhen Wu, Jindong Wang# , Marios Savvides, Takahiro Shinozaki, Bhiksha Raj, Bernt Schiele, and Xing Xie
    International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) 2023 | [ arXiv Code ]
  3. Generalizing to Unseen Domains: A Survey on Domain Generalization
    Jindong Wang , Cuiling Lan, Chang Liu, Yidong Ouyang, Tao Qin, Wang Lu, Yiqiang Chen, Wenjun Zeng, and Philip S. Yu
    IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE) 2022 | [ arXiv PDF Code Slides Website ]
  4. Semantic-Discriminative Mixup for Generalizable Sensor-based Cross-domain Activity Recognition
    Wang Lu, Jindong Wang# , Yiqiang Chen, Sinno Pan, Chunyu Hu, and Xin Qin
    Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable, and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT, i.e., UbiComp) 2022 | [ arXiv PDF ]
  5. Adaptive Memory Networks with Self-supervised Learning for Unsupervised Anomaly Detection
    Yuxin Zhang, Jindong Wang# , Yiqiang Chen, Han Yu, and Tao Qin
    IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE) 2022 | [ arXiv PDF Code ]
  6. ReMoS: Reducing Defect Inheritance in Transfer Learning via Relevant Model Slicing
    Ziqi Zhang, Yuanchun Li, Jindong Wang , Bingyan Liu, Ding Li, Xiangqun Chen, Yao Guo, and Yunxin Liu
    44th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) 2022 | [ PDF Code Video Zhihu ]
  7. Flexmatch: Boosting semi-supervised learning with curriculum pseudo labeling
    Bowen Zhang, Yidong Wang, Wenxin Hou, Hao Wu, Jindong Wang# , Manabu Okumura, and Takahiro Shinozaki
    Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) 2021 | [ arXiv PDF Code Slides Video Zhihu ]
  8. Adarnn: Adaptive learning and forecasting of time series
    Yuntao Du, Jindong Wang# , Wenjie Feng, Sinno Pan, Tao Qin, Renjun Xu, and Chongjun Wang
    The 30th ACM International Conference on Information & Knowledge Management (CIKM) 2021 | [ arXiv PDF Code ]
  9. Visual domain adaptation with manifold embedded distribution alignment
    Jindong Wang , Wenjie Feng, Yiqiang Chen, Han Yu, Meiyu Huang, and Philip S Yu
    The 26th ACM international conference on Multimedia 2018 | [ PDF Supp Code Poster ]
    (400+ citations; 2nd most cited paper in MM’18)
  10. Balanced distribution adaptation for transfer learning
    Jindong Wang , Yiqiang Chen, Shuji Hao, Wenjie Feng, and Zhiqi Shen
    IEEE international conference on data mining (ICDM) 2017 | [ HTML PDF Code ]
    (400+ citations; most cited paper in ICDM’17)
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