Chulin Xie

PhD student
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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About Me

I am an incoming CS PhD student at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, advised by Prof. Bo Li. Before that, I graduated from the CS Department, Zhejiang University in July 2020.

In general, my research interests include machine learning, adversarial robustness, federated learning and privacy.


Data Security for Machine Learning: Data Poisoning, Backdoor Attacks, and Defenses
Micah Goldblum, Dimitris Tsipras, Chulin Xie, Xinyun Chen, Avi Schwarzschild, Dawn Song, Aleksander Madry, Bo Li, Tom Goldstein
In Submission

Style-based Point Generator with Adversarial Rendering for Point Cloud Completion
Chulin Xie*, Chuxin Wang*, Bo Zhang, Hao Yang, Dong Chen, Fang Wen
In Submission

DBA: Distributed Backdoor Attacks against Federated Learning
Chulin Xie, Keli Huang, Pin-Yu Chen, Bo Li
International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) 2020
[Paper] [Code] [Slides]

Attack-Resistant Federated Learning with Residual-based Reweighting
Shuhao Fu, Chulin Xie, Bo Li, Qifeng Chen
AAAI Workshop on Towards Robust, Secure and Efficient Machine Learning 2021


Microsoft Research Asia (Jan. 2020 ~ Aug. 2020)
Research Intern at Visual Computing Group , mentored by Dr. Bo Zhang and Dr. Dong Chen

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (May 2019 ~ Sep. 2019)
Research Intern at Secure Learning Lab , advised by Prof. Bo Li, Prof. Qifeng Chen and Dr. Pin-Yu Chen

Zhejiang University (Apr. 2018 ~ Feb. 2019)
Research Intern at Digital Media Computing & Design Lab , advised by Prof. Jun Xiao and Prof. Chao Wu

ByteDance (Feb. 2019 ~ May 2019)
Software Engineering Intern at Efficiency Engineering Group

National University of Singapore (Jul. 2018)
Summer Session Visiting at School of Computing , advised by Prof. Kelvin Sung


• Conference Reviewer: CVPR 2021

Honors & Awards

• Outstanding Graduates of Zhejiang, 2020

• First-Class Scholarship for Outstanding Students of ZJU, 2019

• National Second Prize for China's Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling, 2018

• First Prize of the 16th College Students Mathematical Contest in Modeling of ZJU, 2018

• 1st Place for ImageCLEF 2019 Visual Question Answering in the Medical Domain Competition, 2019

Last update: Dec, 2020