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Yuchen Li is a PhD Student under the supervision of Professor Mohamed Elhoseiny in Vision-CAIR Group at Visual Computing Center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). 

Education and Early Career

Before joining KAUST, Yuchen was a research intern at iFLYTEK, an intelligent speech and artificial intelligence company in Hefei, China, for three months. He was a Rocket MQ open source contributor and Alibaba summer of code student developer with rich research and engineering experience. 
He visited NUS, UBC, THU, and other prestigious universities for academic exchanges with a broad vision. He was selected for the KAUST undergraduate poster competition and went to ten countries during the university.
He likes challenges, parachuting in Pattaya, snorkeling in the red sea, Snowboarding in Zhangjiakou, and stargazing at the Everest Base Camp & observatory.

Research Interest

Yuchen is interested in Meta Learning, Few shot learning, 3D Model Recognition and Visual Computing.


1.    PointNext: Revisiting PointNets with Improved Training and Scaling Strategies. Guocheng Qian*, Yuchen Li*,  Houwen Peng, Jinjie Mai, Hasan Abed Al Kader Hammoud, Mohamed Elhoseiny, Bernard Ghanem, Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (Acceptance Rate 25.6%), 2022. Cambridge Ellis Machine Learning Summer School (Poster), 2022. 

2.    3D CoMPaT Dataset: Composition of Materials on Parts of 3D Things. Yuchen Li*, Ujjwal Upadhyay*, Habib Slim*, Ahmed Abdelreheem, Arpit Prajapati, Suhail Pothigara, Peter Wonka, Mohamed Elhoseiny, European Conference on Computer Vision (Oral Presentation, Acceptance Rate 2.7%), 2022. Cambridge Ellis Machine Learning Summer School (Poster), 2022

3.    Semi-Supervised Few-Shot Learning with Prototypical Random Walks. Ahmed Ayyad, Yuchen Li, Raden Muaz, Shadi Albarqouni*, Mohamed Elhoseiny*, AAAI Meta Learning workshop (oral), 2021


Professional Memberships

B.S., Computer Science and Technology, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, China, 2017-2021

M.S in Computer science at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.

He is currently PhD student in Computer science at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.


Awards and Distinctions

  • 1st Class of Excellent Volunteer at SUS Tech Dec 2018 
  • Elite Student of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences Summer Camp Aug 2019 
  • 2nd Class of Merit Student Scholarship at SUS Tech 2017-2019 
  • 2nd Class of ASC World University Student Supercomputer Challenge Jun 2019 
  • Honor Mention Award of International Interdisciplinary Contest in Model Apr 2019