Welcome to my academic homepage. I am a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) under the supervision of Song-Chun Zhu.

I work on representation learning for reasoning and skill learning tasks. In particular, I'm interested in building and understanding inductive biases for learning representations from multi-modal data, so as to systematically generalize in real-world physical and psychological dynamics. Some of my research keywords can be found below:

  • Humanlike Learning: Concept and language acqusition, Embodied agents, (Inverse) Reinforcement learning
  • Representation Learning: OOD generalization (domain and systematic), Energy-based generative model, Multi-modal learning
Email: xm [at] cs [dot] ucla [dot] edu / Google Scholar

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Selected Publications


Preprint

Sirui Xie, Xiaojian Ma, Peiyu Yu, Yixin Zhu, Ying Nian Wu Song-Chun Zhu
HALMA: Humanlike Abstraction Learning Meets Affordance in Rapid Problem Solving
arXiv preprint / Paper / Click Here to Play HALMA! / arXiv 


Conference

Mark Edmonds, Xiaojian Ma, Siyuan Qi, Yixin Zhu, Hongjing Lu and Song-Chun Zhu
Theory-based Causal Transfer: Integrating Instance-level Induction and Abstract-level Structure Learning
AAAI 2020 / Paper / Project Page / arXiv / Code 
Oral presentation

Xiaojian Ma*, Mingxuan Jing*, Wenbing Huang, Fuchun Sun, Bin Fang and Huaping Liu
Reinforcement Learning from Imperfect Demonstrations under Soft Expert Guidance
AAAI 2020 / Paper / Project Page / arXiv / Code 
also in Structure & Priors in Reinforcement Learning Workshop @ ICLR 2019

Xiaojian Ma*, Chao Yang*, Wenbing Huang*, Fuchun Sun, Huaping Liu, Junzhou Huang and Chuang Gan,
Imitation Learning from Observations by Minimizing Inverse Dynamics Disagreement
NeurIPS 2019 / Paper / Project Page / arXiv / Code 
Spotlight presentation

Hongzhuo Liang, Shuang Li, Xiaojian Ma, Norman Hendrich, Timo Gerkmann, Fuchun Sun and Jianwei Zhang
Making Sense of Audio Vibration for Liquid Height Estimation in Robotic Pouring
IROS 2019 / Paper / Project Page / arXiv / Code / Video 

Xiaojian Ma*, Hongzhuo Liang*, Shuang Li, Michael Görner, Song Tang, Bin Fang, Fuchun Sun and Jianwei Zhang
PointNetGPD: Detecting Grasp Configurations from Point Sets
ICRA 2019 / Paper / Project Page / arXiv / Code / Video 

Xiaojian Ma*, Shuang Li*, Hongzhuo Liang, Michael Görner, Philipp Ruppel, Bin Fang, Fuchun Sun and Jianwei Zhang
Vision-based Teleoperation of Shadow Dexterous Hand using End-to-End Deep Neural Network
ICRA 2019 / Paper / Project Page / arXiv / Code / Video 

Xiaojian Ma*, Mingxuan Jing*, Wenbing Huang, Fuchun Sun and Huaping Liu
Task Transfer by Preference-Based Cost Learning
AAAI 2019 / Paper / Project Page / arXiv / Code 
Spotlight presentation

Experience


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Contact


UCLA Center for Vision, Cognition, Learning and Autonomy
3878 Slitcher Hall
603 Charles E Young Dr E
Los Angeles, CA 90024
xm [at] cs [dot] ucla [dot] edu
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