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Can (Sam) Chen

Student Ph.D.

I am a Ph.D. student working with Prof. Steve Liu and Prof. Christopher Pal at Mila – Quebec AI Institute. I graduated (bachelor) from University of Science and Technology of China as an outstanding graduate. Besides, I interned at Microsoft Research Asia, Tencent, Baidu, and Borealis AI, among others, and served as intern mentors at Amgen, Valence Labs, and AbCellera. My current interests are in deep learning, AI for science and large language models.

Selected Publications

* denotes co-first author and † denotes (co-)corresponding author.

Parallel-Mentoring for Offline Model-Based Optimization. Can Chen†, Chris Beckham, Zixuan Liu, Xue Liu, Chris Pal. In NeurIPS 2023.

Importance-Aware Co-Teaching for Offline Model-Based Optimization. Can Chen*†, Ye Yuan*, Zixuan Liu, Willie Neiswanger, Xue Liu. In NeurIPS 2023.

Structure-Aware Protein Self-Supervised Learning. Can Chen†, Jingbo Zhou†, Fan Wang, Xue Liu, Dejing Dou. In Bioinformatics 2023.

Bidirectional Learning for Offline Model-Based Biological Sequence Design. Can Chen†, Yingxue Zhang, Xue Liu, Mark Coates. In ICML 2023.

Bidirectional Learning for Offline Infinite-Width Model-Based Optimization. Can Chen†, Yingxue Zhang, Jie Fu, Xue Liu, Mark Coates. In NeurIPS 2022.

Generalized Data Weighting via Class-Level Gradient Manipulation. Can Chen*†, Shuhao Zheng*†, Xi Chen, Erqun Dong, Xue Liu, Hao Liu, Dejing Dou. In NeurIPS 2021.