Patrick H. Chen

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Computer Science
Binghamton University

patrickchen [at] binghamton [dot] edu


I am an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Binghamton University, leading the FUEL lab. I obtained my Ph.D. from UCLA, supervised by Cho-Jui Hsieh. I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and History from National Taiwan University. Before starting my Ph.D. journey, I worked with Shen-Shyang Ho as a Research Assistant at Nanyang Technological University. Before joining Binghamton University, I worked as a Research Scientist at ASAPP.


My research aspiration is to add FUEL to machine learning!! I aim to work on Fundamental, Uncertainty, and Efficiency aspects of Learning! To make models reliably applicable, we studied the fundamental aspects of ML, such as factualness and robustness, and analyzed uncertainty issues in various applications. To make models more efficient for practical usage, I focused on 1) compressing machine learning models to make them deployable on devices with limited memory and 2) accelerating the training and inference time of machine learning models to meet latency requirements. If you are interested in joining the FUEL lab, please fill out this form. If you are interested in any collaboration/discussion, please check my schedule and feel free to drop me an invitation!

Selected Publications [Full List]

  1. DRONE: Data-aware Low-rank Compression for Large NLP Models
    Patrick H. Chen, Hsiang-fu Yu, Inderjit S. Dhillon, and Cho-jui, Hsieh
    In Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), 2021
  1. GroupReduce: Block-Wise Low-Rank Approximation for Neural Language Model Shrinking
    Patrick H. Chen, Si Si, Yang Li, Ciprian Chelba and Cho-jui, Hsieh
    In Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), 2018
  1. Overcoming Catastrophic Forgetting by Bayesian Generative Regularization
    Patrick H. Chen, Wei Wei, Cho-jui, Hsieh, and Bo Dai
    In Conference of Machine Learning (ICML), 2021