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Wei W. Xing
Lecturer (Assistant Professor) ,
School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sheffield,
Office: Hicks Building, Hounsfield Rd, Broomhall, Sheffield S3 7RH, UK,
Email: w.xing [@] sheffield [DOT] ac.uk

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Latest Updates:

  • Two papers on physics law discovery using AI get accepted by AISTAT 2024!

  • Our work on multi-fidelity fusion was funded by BBSRC (UK). We will explore the use of multi-fidelity fusion in bio Biophysical modeling, which can help disentangle the contributions of different biophysical processes, such as cell-cell and cell-matrix adhesion and cortical contractility, to epithelial tissue structure.

  • Our work on multi-fidelity fusion was funded by Sheffield grant, AIRE. We will explore the use of multi-fidelity fusion in the automatic driving system and develop a public library for multi-fidelity fusion.

  • Our work on urban digital twin model gets Beijing Science and Technology Progress Award (北京市科学技术进步奖二等奖)

  • Our ICCAD paper of the first transfer learning method for yield estimation and optimization get best paper nomination by ICCAD 2023!

  • Yuxing Wang's and Yongkai Liu's thesises won the distingush undergraduate thesis awards!

  • Shuo Yin (4th year undergrad)'s work on Bayesian optimization for yield optimization in EDA get accepted by 59th Design automation conference (DAC), the top EDA conference.

  • Our work (me as the first corresponding author) on using Bayesian optimization and reinforce learning to accelerate PTA SPICE solver get accepted by 59th Design automation conference (DAC), the top EDA conference.

  • Undergraduate team win the national university innovation and entrepreneurship competition first prize of North China

  • Thrilled to receive the Excellent Young Scholars of Beihang University (2021)

Looking for Motivated Students:

I am always looking for motivated undergraduate and graduate students with background in computer science, microelectronics, electrical engineering, mathematics, statistics, or related areas, working on research fields of 1) general AI methods for engineering problems, 2) AI4EDA, and 3) AI4Science. If you are interested, please drop me an email with your CV.

Opening positions available: Ph.D., Post Doc, Engineer, Interns.

Research

My general research interests are in the broad field of artificial intelligence (AI) and statistics. Currently, I am into the intersection of AI and computational engineering, targeting at the development of novel AI methods for modern engineering problems, particularly in the integrated circuit (IC) design and smart manufacturing. My current research focuses on the following topics:

Foundation Machine Learning Techniques for Engineering In General

  1. Multi-Fidelity Fusion

  2. Physics-Enhanced Machine Learning

  3. Spatial-Temporal Field Modeling for Digital Twins

  4. Design Space Exploration and Visualization

AI4EDA (AI for Electronic Design Automation)

  1. Design Space Exploration for analog and mixed-signal circuits

  2. Modern Statistical Methods for Yield Analysis and Optimization

  3. Uncertainty Propagation and Control in EDA and TCAD (Technology Computer-Aided Design)

  4. AI-driven SPICE Simulation Acceleration

  5. AI for Statistical Static Timing Analysis (SSTA)

AI4Science

  1. AI for Smart Scientific Equipments

  2. AI for Density Functional Theory (DFT) and Molecular Dynamics (MD) Simulations

Selected Publications

AI for Design and Manufacture (integrated circuit)

1 Yanfang Liu, Guohao Dai, Yuanqing Cheng, Wang Kang, Wei Xing*, “OPT: Optimal Proposal Transfer for Efficient Yield Optimization for Analog and SRAM Circuits” ICCAD2023

2 Wei W. Xing, Rongqi Lu, Zheng Xing, zhelong wang, ning xu, Weisheng Zhao and yuanqing Chen, “TOTAL: Multi-Corners Timing Optimization Based on Transfer and Active Learning”, DAC2023

3 Yanfang Liu, Guohao Dai and Wei W. Xing*, Seeking the Yield Barrier: High-Dimensional SRAM Evaluation Through Optimal Manifold, DAC2023

4 Shuo Yin, Xiang Jin, Linxu Shi, Kang Wang and Wei W. Xing*, “Efficient Bayesian Yield Analysis and Optimization with Active Learning”, The 59th Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2022

5 Zhou Jin, Haojie Pei, Yichao Dong, Xiang Jin, Xiao Wu, Wei W. Xing* and Dan Niu*, “Accelerating DC Circuit Simulation with Reinforcement Learning”, The 59th Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2022

AI Foundation techniques for Engineering and manufacturing

0 W. W. Xing, Y. Wang, and Z. Xing, “ContinuAR: Continuous Autoregression For Infinite-Fidelity Fusion,” NeurIPS2023.

1 Y. Wang, Z. Xing, and W. W. Xing*, “GAR: Generalized Autoregression for Multi-Fidelity Fusion,” NeurIPS2022.

2 Zheng Wang, Wei Xing, Robert M. Kirby, and Shandian Zhe, “Physics Informed Deep Kernel Learning”, The 25th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS), 2022

3 S. Li, W. Xing, R. Kirby, and S. Zhe, “Multi-Fidelity Bayesian Optimization via Deep Neural Networks,” Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), vol. 33, pp. 8521–8531, 2020, Accessed: Apr. 21, 2021.

4 S. Zhe, W. Xing, and R. M. Kirby, “Scalable High-Order Gaussian Process Regression,” in The 22nd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics, (AISTAT), Apr. 2019, pp. 2611–2620, Accessed: Jan. 14, 2021.

5 W. Xing, S. Elhabian, R. Kirby, R. T. Whitaker, and S. Zhe, “Infinite ShapeOdds: Nonparametric Bayesian Models for Shape Representations,” Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, vol. 34, no. 04, pp. 6462–6469, Apr. 2020

6 J. Wang#, W. Xing#, R. M. Kirby, and M. Zhang, “Data-Driven Model Order Reduction for Diffeomorphic Image Registration,” in Information Processing in Medical Imaging (IPMI), vol. 11492, A. C. S. Chung, J. C. Gee, P. A. Yushkevich, and S. Bao, Eds. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2019, pp. 694–705.

7 W. W. Xing, A. A. Shah, P. Wang, S. Zhe, Q. Fu, and R. M. Kirby, “Residual Gaussian process: A tractable nonparametric Bayesian emulator for multi-fidelity simulations,” Applied Mathematical Modelling, vol. 97, pp. 36–56s, Sep. 2021 (JCR Q1)

Digital Twins

1 Kerry E. Kelly#, Wei W. Xing#, Tofigh Sayahi, Logan Mitchell, Tom Becnel, Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon, Miriah Meyer, and Ross T. Whitaker., “Community-Based Measurements Reveal Unseen Differences during Air Pollution Episodes,” Environmental Science & Technology, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 120–128, Jan. 2021 (JCR Q1)

2 C. Mullen, T. Collins, W. Xing, R. Whitaker, T. Sayahi, T. Becnel, P. Goffin, P. Gaillardon, M. Meyer, K. Kelly, “Patterns of distributive environmental inequity under different PM2.5 air pollution scenarios for Salt Lake County public schools,” Environmental Research, vol. 186, p. 109543, Jul. 2020, (JCR Q1)

3 W. W. Xing, F. Yu, P. K. Leung, X. Li, P. Wang, and A. A. Shah, “A new multi-task learning framework for fuel cell model outputs in high-dimensional spaces,” Journal of Power Sources, vol. 482, p. 228930, Jan. 2021, (JCR Q1)

4 W. W. Xing, R. M. Kirby, and S. Zhe, “Deep coregionalization for the emulation of simulation-based spatial-temporal fields,” Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 428, p. 109984, Mar. 2021 (JCR Q1)

5 W. W. Xing, V. Triantafyllidis, A. A. Shah, P. B. Nair, and N. Zabaras, “Manifold learning for the emulation of spatial fields from computational models,” Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 326, pp. 666, Dec. 2016 (JCR Q1)

6 Y. Gu, C. Han, Y. Chen, and W. Xing*, “Mission Re-planning For Multiple Agile Earth Observation Satellites based on Cloud Coverage Forecasting,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, pp. 1–1, 2021 (JCR Q1)

Group: IceLab (Intelligent Computational Engineering Lab)

Undergraduate students:
2021: Shuo Yin, Shixiang Yan, Yuxin Wang, Yuhan Bin, Guohao Dai
2022: Yuhua Zhang 2023: Weijian, Zhuohua, Longze

Master students:
2021: Xiang Jin, Yinpeng Wu, Shihong Wang, Yichen Meng, Jiazheng Niu, Linchan Luo, Yuwen Deng
2022: Yanfan Liu, Mingyue Wang, Zhaoyu Shi, Fei Li
2023: Yuan Yao,

Ph.D. students:
2021: Yi Gu (coadvised with Prof. Chao Han), Shuyang Dai (coadvised with Prof. Akeel A. Shah)
2022: Wei Jiang

Teaching

  • Mathematical Investigation Skills (MAS1163)

  • Machine learning (MAS369, MAS 61007)

  • Numerical method for engineering and machine learning (BH41112101, Fall 2020)

  • Machine learning and its application to engineering (Spring 2022)

All Publications

Conference Paper

  • Wei W. Xing, Rongqi Lu, Zheng Xing, zhelong wang, ning xu, Weisheng Zhao and yuanqing Chen, “TOTAL: Multi-Corners Timing Optimization Based on Transfer and Active Learning”, DAC2023

  • Yanfang Liu, Guohao Dai and Wei W. Xing*, Seeking the Yield Barrier: High-Dimensional SRAM Evaluation Through Optimal Manifold, DAC2023

  • Y. Wang, Z. Xing, and W. W. Xing*, “GAR: Generalized Autoregression for Multi-Fidelity Fusion,” NeurIPS 2022.

  • S. Yin, G. Dai, and W. W. Xing*, “High Dimensional Yield Estimation using Shrinkage Deep Features and Maximization of Approximated Entropy Reduction,” ASP-DAC 2022.

  • Zheng Wang, Wei Xing, Robert M. Kirby, and Shandian Zhe, “Physics Informed Deep Kernel Learning”, The 25th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS), 2022

  • Shihong Wang, Xueyin Zhang, and Wei W. Xing*, “E-LMC: Extended Linear Model of Coregionalization for Predictions of Spatial Fields”, The 2022 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) 2022 (to appear)

  • Shuo Yin, Xiang Jin, Linxu Shi, Kang Wang and Wei W. Xing*, “Efficient Bayesian Yield Analysis and Optimization with Active Learning”, The 59th Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2022

  • Zhou Jin, Haojie Pei, Yichao Dong, Xiang Jin, Xiao Wu, Wei W. Xing* and Dan Niu*, “Accelerating DC Circuit Simulation with Reinforcement Learning”, The 59th Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2022

  • Z. Wang, W. Xing, R. Kirby, and S. Zhe, “Multi-Fidelity High-Order Gaussian Processes for Physical Simulation,” in International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTAT), Mar. 2021, pp. 847–855 [PDF]

  • S. Li, W. Xing, R. M. Kirby, and S. Zhe, “Scalable Gaussian Process Regression Networks,” International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), Jul. 2020, vol. 3, pp. 2456–2462 [PDF]

  • W. Xing, S. Elhabian, R. Kirby, R. T. Whitaker, and S. Zhe, “Infinite ShapeOdds: Nonparametric Bayesian Models for Shape Representations,” Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), vol. 34, no. 04, pp. 6462–6469, Apr. 2020 [PDF]

  • S. Li, W. Xing, R. Kirby, and S. Zhe, “Multi-Fidelity Bayesian Optimization via Deep Neural Networks,” Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), vol. 33, pp. 8521–8531, 2020 [PDF]

  • S. Zhe, W. Xing, and R. M. Kirby, “Scalable High-Order Gaussian Process Regression,” in The 22nd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTAT), Apr. 2019, pp. 2611–2620 [PDF]

  • J. Wang#, W. Xing#, R. M. Kirby, and M. Zhang, “Data-Driven Model Order Reduction for Diffeomorphic Image Registration,” in Information Processing in Medical Imaging (IPMI), vol. 11492 [PDF]

  • W. Xing, A. A. Shah, B. Urasinska-Wojcik, and J. W. Gardner, “Prediction of impurities in hydrogen fuel supplies using a thermally-modulated CMOS gas sensor: Experiments and modelling,” in 2017 IEEE SENSORS, Glasgow, Oct. 2017, pp. 1–3, [Link]

  • Moore J., Xing W., Wiese J., Dailey M. Becnel T., Goffin P., J., Gaillardon, Kelly K, Butterfield T., Engaging Pre-College Students in Hypothesis Generation using a Citizen Scientist Network of Air Quality Sensors. ASEE Annual Conference and exposition

  • K. Kelly, W. Xing, P. Goffin, T. Sayahi, T. Becnel, P-E. Gaillardon, A.E. Butterfield, M. Meyer, R. Whitaker, Understanding how pollution episodes affect community-level air quality with a distributed sensor network, AIChE Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, November 10-15, 2019.

  • J. Moore, W. Xing, M. Dailey, K. Le, T. Becnel, P. Goffin, M. Meyer, P-E Gaillardon, R.Whitaker, J. Wiese, A.E. Butterfield, K.E. Kelly, Engaging middle and high school students in hypothesis generation using a citizen-scientist network of air quality sensors, AIChE Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, November 10-15, 2019.

  • T. Sayahi, P.-E. Gaillardon, R. Whitaker, M. Meyer, T. Butterfield, P. Goffin, T. Becnel, A. Biglari, D. Kaufman, T. Sayahi, W. Xing, K. Kelly, Platform: Long-term evaluation of the plantower PMS sensor. 10th International Aerosol Conference, September 2nd-7th, St. Louis, Mo, 2018.

  • K.E. Kelly, P.-E. Gaillardon, R. Whitaker, M. Meyer, T. Butterfield, P. Goffin, T. Becnel, A. Biglari, D. Kaufman, T. Sayahi, W. Xing, Poster: A layered framework for integrating low-cost sensor data and for engaging citizens to understand PM2.5 exposure. 10th International Aerosol Conference, September 2nd-7th, St. Louis, Mo, 2018.

  • Triantafyllidis, V., Xing, W., Shah, A. A., & Nair, P. B. (2016). Neural network emulation of spatio-temporal data using linear and nonlinear dimensionality reduction. In Advanced Computer and Communication Engineering Technology (pp. 1015-1029). Springer, Cham.

Journal Paper

  • W. Xing et al., “Data-Driven Prediction of Li-Ion Battery Degradation Using Predicted Features,” Processes, vol. 11, no. 3, Art. no. 3, Mar. 2023, doi: 10.3390/pr11030678.

  • W. W. Xing, S. Dai, A. A. Shah, L. Luo, Q. Xu, and P. K. Leung, “Emulating Spatial and Temporal Outputs From Fuel Cell and Battery Models: A Comparison of Deep Learning and Gaussian Process Models,” Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage, vol. 20, no. 1, May 2022, doi: 10.1115/1.4054195.

  • W. W. Xing, X. Jin, T. Feng, D. Niu, W. Zhao, and Z. Jin, “BoA-PTA: A Bayesian Optimization Accelerated PTA Solver for SPICE Simulation,” ACM Trans. Des. Autom. Electron. Syst., vol. 28, no. 2, p. 27:1-27:26, Dec. 2022, doi: 10.1145/3555805.

  • Shah, A. A., Yu, F., Xing, W. W., & Leung, P. K. (2022). Machine learning for predicting fuel cell and battery polarisation and charge–discharge curves. Energy Reports, 8, 4811-4821.

  • Xing, W. W., et al. “Emulating Spatial and Temporal Outputs From Fuel Cell and Battery Models: A Comparison of Deep Learning and Gaussian Process Models.” Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage 20.1 (2023): 011007.

  • Y. Gu, C. Han, Y. Chen, and W. W. Xing, “Mission Replanning for Multiple Agile Earth Observation Satellites Based on Cloud Coverage Forecasting,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Appl. Earth Observations Remote Sensing, vol. 15, pp. 594–608, 2022, [Link]

  • W. W. Xing, M. Cheng, K. Cheng, W. Zhang, and P. Wang, “InfPolyn, a Nonparametric Bayesian Characterization for Composition-Dependent Interdiffusion Coefficients,” Materials, vol. 14, no. 13, p. 3635, Jun. 2021 [Link]

  • H. Wang, C. Li, W. Xing, Y. Ye, and P. Wang, “A machine learning approach to quantify dissolution kinetics of porous media,” Journal of Machine Learning for Modeling and Computing, 2.2, 2021 [Link]

  • W. I. Ibrahim, M. R. Mohamed, R. M. T. R. Ismail, P. K. Leung, W. W. Xing, and A. A. Shah, “Hydrokinetic energy harnessing technologies: A review,” Energy Reports, vol. 7, pp. 2021–2042, Nov. 2021 [Link]

  • W. W. Xing, A. A. Shah, P. Wang, S. Zhe, Q. Fu, and R. M. Kirby, “Residual Gaussian process: A tractable nonparametric Bayesian emulator for multi-fidelity simulations,” Applied Mathematical Modelling, vol. 97, pp. 36–56, Sep. 2021

  • W. W. Xing, R. M. Kirby, and S. Zhe, “Deep coregionalization for the emulation of simulation-based spatial-temporal fields,” Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 428, p. 109984, Mar. 2021

  • Kerry E. Kelly#, Wei W. Xing#, Tofigh Sayahi, Logan Mitchell, Tom Becnel, Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon, Miriah Meyer, and Ross T. Whitaker., “Community-Based Measurements Reveal Unseen Differences during Air Pollution Episodes,” Environmental Science & Technology, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 120–128, Jan. 2021

  • W. W. Xing, F. Yu, P. K. Leung, X. Li, P. Wang, and A. A. Shah, “A new multi-task learning framework for fuel cell model outputs in high-dimensional spaces,” Journal of Power Sources, vol. 482, p. 228930, Jan. 2021

  • W. Xing, S. Y. Elhabian, V. Keshavarzzadeh, and R. M. Kirby, “Shared-Gaussian Process: Learning Interpretable Shared Hidden Structure Across Data Spaces for Design Space Analysis and Exploration,” Journal of Mechanical Design, vol. 142, no. 8, Aug. 2020

  • W. Xing, M. Razi, R. M. Kirby, K. Sun, and A. A. Shah, “Greedy nonlinear autoregression for multifidelity computer models at different scales,” Energy and AI, vol. 1, p. 100012, Aug. 2020

  • C. Mullen, T. Collins, W. Xing, R. Whitaker, T. Sayahi, T. Becnel, P. Goffin, P. Gaillardon, M. Meyer, K. Kelly, “Patterns of distributive environmental inequity under different PM2.5 air pollution scenarios for Salt Lake County public schools,” Environmental Research, vol. 186, p. 109543, Jul. 2020

  • D.V. Mallia, A.K. Kochanski, K.E. Kelly, R. Whitaker, W. Xing, L.E. Mitchell, A. Jacques, A. Farguell, J. Mandel, P.E. Gaillardon, and , T. Becnel. “Evaluating Wildfire Smoke Transport Within a Coupled Fire-Atmosphere Model Using a High-Density Observation Network for an Episodic Smoke Event Along Utah’s Wasatch Front,” Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, vol. 125, no. 20, p. e2020JD032712, 2020

  • C. Gadd, W. Xing, M. M. Nezhad, and A. A. Shah, “A Surrogate Modelling Approach Based on Nonlinear Dimension Reduction for Uncertainty Quantification in Groundwater Flow Models,” Transport in Porous Media, vol. 126, no. 1, pp. 39–77, Jan. 2019

  • V. Triantafyllidiis, W. W. Xing, P. K. Leung, A. Rodchanarowan, and A. A. Shah, “Probabilistic sensitivity analysis for multivariate model outputs with applications to Li-ion batteries,” Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 1039, p. 012020, Jun. 2018

  • A. A. Shah, W. W. Xing, and V. Triantafyllidis, “Reduced-order modelling of parameter-dependent, linear and nonlinear dynamic partial differential equation models,” Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, vol. 473, no. 2200, p. 20160809, Apr. 2017

  • W. W. Xing, V. Triantafyllidis, A. A. Shah, P. B. Nair, and N. Zabaras, “Manifold learning for the emulation of spatial fields from computational models,” Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 326, pp. 666–690, Dec. 2016

  • W. Xing, A. A. Shah, and P. B. Nair, “Reduced dimensional Gaussian process emulators of parametrized partial differential equations based on Isomap,” Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, vol. 471, no. 2174, p. 20140697, Feb. 2015

Award

  • ICCAD2023 Best paper nomination (2023)

  • Beijing Science and Technology Progress Award (北京市科学技术进步奖二等奖) (2023)

  • EDA elite championship competition second prize (2022)

  • Excellent Young Scholars of Beihang University (2021)

  • National university innovation and entrepreneurship competition Third prize (2021)

  • National university innovation and entrepreneurship competition first prize of North China (2021)

  • EDA elite championship competition first prize (2020)

  • EDA elite championship competition second prize (2020)

  • Best poster award in IPMI2019 (2019)

  • PhD scholarship University of Warwick (2012)

  • Outstanding graduate award of Shenzhen University (2012)

  • Scholarship of academician Yan Shuzi (Top academic award in the University) (2012)

  • Top award, first prize, third prize and special prize in the 2011 China Electronic Innovation Design Competition (2011)

  • First prize in the innovation projects of 2011 China Educational Robots Competition (2011)

  • Commercial scholarship “Haorizi Scholarship” (first class award)(2011)

  • Commercial scholarship “Metro Scholarship” (first class award)(2011)

  • Academic Innovation Award(2011)

  • Academic Scholarship of First Class of Shenzhen University (2009,2008)

  • Excellent Academic Students of Shenzhen University award (2008,2009,2010,2011)

Codes

Tutorials

Services

Journal Reviewer

  • Computer Method in Applied Mechanics and Engineering

  • Journal of Computational Science

  • Journal of Machine learning for modeling and computing

  • Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering

  • Computer and Graphics

  • Computer Physics Communication

  • Transport in Porous Media

  • Fluid

  • Electronics

  • Mathematics

  • Biology

  • Remotesensing

  • Sensors

Conference Reviewer

  • AISTAT (2021,2022,2023)

  • ICMLIP (2020) program committee


A Brief CV