Shiyang Li


shiyangli AT ucsb DOT edu

About Me

Hello, I am a first year Ph.D. student at the Department of Computer Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, fortunately advised by Prof. Xifeng Yan.

I obtained my B.Eng. degree with honors from the Department of Computer Science and Technology, Honors School of Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Harbin, China.

I am interested in time series modeling and natural language understanding.


  • Enhancing the Locality and Breaking the Memory Bottleneck of Transformer on Time Series Forecasting
    Shiyang Li, Xiaoyong Jin, Yao Xuan, Xiyou Zhou, Wenhu Chen, Yu-Xiang Wang and Xifeng Yan [paper]
    Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), 2019

  • HierCon: Hierarchical Organization of Technical Documents based on Concepts
    Keqian Li, Shiyang Li, Semih Yavuz, Hanwen Zha, Yu Su, and Xifeng Yan
    IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), 2019 (acceptance rate: 9.08%)

  • Towards Understanding Acceleration Tradeoff between Momentum and Asynchrony in Distributed Nonconvex Stochastic Optimization
    Tianyi Liu, Shiyang Li, Jianping Shi, Enlu Zhou and Tuo Zhao [paper]
    Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), 2018

Preprints and Workshops

  • TabFact: A Large-scale Dataset for Table-based Fact Verification Wenhu Chen, Hongmin Wang, Jianshu Chen, Yunkai Zhang, Hong Wang, Shiyang Li, Xiyou Zhou and William Yang Wang
    [paper] [website] [code and data]

  • Multi-step Deep Autoregressive Forecasting with Latent States
    Xiaoyong Jin, Shiyang Li, Yunkai Zhang and Xifeng Yan [paper]
    ICML 2019 Workshop on Time Series

Work Experience

  • SenseTime
    Nov. 2017 - May 2018, Beijing, China
    Research Intern, Segmentation Group
    Mentor: Dr. Guangliang Cheng and Dr. Jianping Shi

Honors and Awards

  • NeurIPS Travel Award   2018
  • Outstanding Scholar Fellowship, Department of CS at UCSB   2018
  • Academic Excellence Fellowship, Department of CS at UCSB   2018