Chulin Xie

School: 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, security and privacy.


Zhejiang University, China
B.E. in Digital Media Technology, Department of Computer Science

• Sept. 2016 - June 2020
• GPA: 3.92/4.00


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

Attack-Resistant Federated Learning with Residual-based Reweighting
Shuhao Fu, Chulin Xie, Bo Li, Qifeng Chen
arXiv preprint arXiv:1912.11464

Zhejiang University at ImageCLEF 2019 Visual Question Answering in the Medical Domain
Xin Yan, Lin Li, Chulin Xie, Jun Xiao, Lin Gu
CLEF (Working Notes) 2019


Microsoft Research Asia
Research Intern at Visual Computing Group (Jan. 2020 ~ Aug. 2020)

• Advisor: Dr. Dong Chen, Dr. Bo Zhang
• Research Focus: 3D Reconstruction

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research Intern at Secure Learning Lab (May 2019 ~ Sep. 2O19)

• Advisor: Professor Bo Li, Professor Qifeng Chen and Dr. Pin-Yu Chen
• Research Focus: Adversarial Machine Learning; Federated Learning

Zhejiang University
Research Intern at Digital Media Computing & Design Lab (Apr. 2018 ~ Feb. 2019)

• Advisor: Professor Jun Xiao and Professor Chao Wu
• Research Focus: Visual Question Answering; Distributed Machine Learning

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

National University of Singapore
Summer Session Visiting at School of Computing (Jul. 2018)

• Advisor: Professor Kelvin Sung
• Topic: 2D Game Engine Development

Honors & Awards

• First-Class Scholarship for Outstanding Students of ZJU

• Zhejiang Provincial Government Scholarship

• Scholarship for Excellence in Research and Innovation in ZJU

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

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

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

Last update: July, 2020