Department of Computer Science
University of Toronto
Mengye Ren is a PhD student in the machine learning group of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto, working with Prof. Richard Zemel. From 2017 to 2021, he was also a research scientist at Uber Advanced Technologies Group (ATG), working with Prof. Raquel Urtasun. He did undergraduate studies at the department of Engineering Science of the University of Toronto. His research focuses on making machine learning more natural and human-like, in order for AIs to continually learn, adapt, and reason in naturalistic environments.
Areas: machine learning, computer vision, meta-learning, representation learning, few-shot learning, brain & cognitively inspired learning, robot learning, self-driving vehicles
My key research question is: how do we enable human-like, agent-based machine intelligence to continually learn, adapt, and reason in naturalistic environments? Towards this goal of building a more general and flexible AI, my research has centered on developing meta-learning and representation learning algorithms.
Some recent research highlights include:
2021/10: I will visit Stanford University and give a talk on Oct 20, 2021.
2021/10: I defended my PhD thesis “Open World Machine Learning with Limited Labeled Data” on Oct 19, 2021.
2021/05: One paper is accepted at ICML 2021.
2021/02: One paper is accepted at ICRA 2021.
2020/10: One paper is accepted at CoRL 2020.
2020/09: One paper is accepted at NeurIPS 2020.
2020/09: I will visit Stanford University and give a talk on Oct 12, 2020.
2020/09: I will visit Brown University and give a talk on Sept 25, 2020.
2020/08: I will visit MIT and give a talk on Sept 22, 2020.
2020/08: I will give a talk at Mila on Aug 28, 2020.
[Full List] [Google Scholar] [dblp]
Online unsupervised learning of visual representations and categories. Mengye Ren, Tyler R. Scott, Michael L. Iuzzolino, Michael C. Mozer, Richard Zemel. arXiv preprint 2109.05675, 2021. [arxiv]
Self-supervised representation learning from flow equivariance. Yuwen Xiong, Mengye Ren, Wenyuan Zeng, Raquel Urtasun. ICCV, 2021. [arxiv]
SketchEmbedNet: Learning novel concepts by imitating drawings. Alexander Wang
*, Mengye Ren
*, Richard Zemel. ICML, 2021. [arxiv]
Flexible few-shot learning of contextual similarity. Mengye Ren
*, Eleni Triantafillou
*, Kuan-Chieh Wang
*, James Lucas
*, Jake Snell, Xaq Pitkow, Andreas S. Tolias, Richard Zemel. arXiv preprint 2012.05895, 2020. [arxiv] [video]
Graph hypernetworks for neural architecture search. Chris Zhang, Mengye Ren, Raquel Urtasun. ICLR, 2019. [arxiv]
Meta-learning for semi-supervised few-shot classification. Mengye Ren, Eleni Triantafillou
*, Sachin Ravi
*, Jake Snell, Kevin Swersky, Joshua B. Tenenbaum, Hugo Larochelle, Richard S. Zemel. ICLR, 2018. [link] [arxiv] [code]