Yaowei Huang

Hi, my name is Yaowei Huang. I am now a 2rd year MPhil student at Department of Computer Science and Engineering of HKUST. My supervisor is Prof.  Tong Zhang. Previously, I got my bachelor's degree at the IEEE Honor Class in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, supervised by Prof. Xinbing Wang.

I am generally interested in applying Bayesian Optimization in different machine learning problems, like Black-box Adversarial Attack. My recent research aims at applying transformer in time series forecasting problem.


Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, from Sep. 2014 to Jun. 2019
B.Sc., Department of Computer Science & IEEE Honor Class

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China, from Sep. 2019 to Jun. 2021
MPhil, Computer Science and Engineering


I am adept at coding and keen on building fantastic model. My current research interest focuses on:

  • Bayesian Optimization
  • Machine Learning
  • Time Series Forecasting
Technical Reports (Preprints)

[1]CorrAttack: Black-box Adversarial Attack with Structured Search.
Zhichao Huang*, Yaowei Huang*, Tong Zhang


[1]Dynamic Detection of Communities and Their Evolutions in Temporal Social Networks.
Yaowei Huang*, Jinghuan Shang*, Bill Y. Lin*, Luoyi Fu, Xinbing Wang
accepted by the Proceedings of AAAI 2018 (Student Paper).[pdf]. Origin Long Edition [pdf]

Scholarships & Awards

National Scholarship, Ministry of Education of China, 2017
Highest honor for undergraduates in China, awarded to top 2% students.

Rongchang Scholarship, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2016
Awarded to 30 students (including all undergrad and grad students) each year across all departments in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, founded for leadership.

Champion in the 2016 Google's Android Entrepreneurship Student Contest, Google, 2016
Android Application Contest is an annual competition to support China MoE on student entrepreneurship

Academic Excellence Scholarship(Second-Class), Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2017
Awarded to < top 10% undergraduates in Shanghai Jiao Tong University.