Zeyi Wen

Assistant Professor


Data Science and Analytics (DSA) Thrust, Information Hub,
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Guangzhou (HKUST-GZ)
Email:, where myname=wenzeyi
Office address: Room 312, E2 Building, 1 DuXue Rd, Nansha District, Guangzhou, China

Short Bio

Research Interests (publications)

  • Machine Learning Systems, Automatic Machine Learning, and High-Performance Computing


Current Courses at HKUST-GZ
  • Fall 2023 & 2022, DSAA 6000G Automatic Machine Learning
  • Spring 2023, DSAA 6000H Data Warehousing
Past Courses at UWA
  • Semester 1, 2020 & 2021: CITS3401/5504 Data Warehousing
  • Semester 2, 2020 & 2021: CITS5507 High Performance Computing

Graduate Supervision

  • Current PhD students and their research
    Jihang Li (PhD student at HKUST-GZ since Fall 2023)Learning operator acceleration with GPUs
    Minping Chen (PhD student at HKUST-GZ since Fall 2023)Efficient fine-tuning for LLM
    Yile Chen (Visiting PhD student at HKUST-GZ since Fall 2023)Hyper-parameter optimization (HPO)
    Yuebin Xu (PhD student at HKUST-GZ since Fall 2023)Hyper-parameter optimization (HPO) for LLM
    Xuemei Peng (PhD student at HKUST-GZ since Spring 2023)Efficiency optimization for LLM inference
    Hanfeng Liu (PhD student at HKUST-GZ since Fall 2022)Parallel GBDT training
    Jian Yang (PhD student at HKUST-GZ since Fall 2022)GNN efficiency optimization
    Jiantong Jiang (PhD student at UWA since 2021)Bayesian networks and Bayesian optimization
    Peiyu Yang (PhD student at UWA since 2021)Interpretable artificial intelligence

Selected Professional Activities

  • Action Editor for MLOSS section: Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR)
  • Program Committee or Reviewer
    • The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis (SC), 2023
    • ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), 2023
    • AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2023
    • ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2023
    • ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM), 2023
    • The International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), 2023
    • International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR), 2023
    • The IEEE/CVF Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR), 2023
    • European Conference on ML and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML-PKDD), 2023
    • IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Internet Computing (CCGrid), 2023
    • The 27th International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT), 2024
    • 2021: KDD, AAAI, SIGIR, WSDM, ICDCS, HiPC (Track Vice-Chair), ICPADS, CCGrid, CLUSTER
    • HiPC'20, ICDCS'20, ISC'20 (HPC), SBAC-PAD'20, SIGIR'20, ADC'20, CIKM'19, CSS'17