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Ke Xue

M.Sc. Student
School of Artificial Intelligence
National Key Laboratory for Novel Software Technology
Nanjing University

Laboratory: A516, Yifu Building,
Xianlin Campus of Nanjing University

Currently I am a Ph.D. student of School of Artificial Intelligence in Nanjing University advised by Associate Prof. Chao Qian and a member of LAMDA Group, led by professor Zhi-Hua Zhou.



  • Sep 2019 - Now : Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science, School of Artificial Intelligence, Nanjing University.
  • Sep 2015 - Jun 2019 : B.Sc. in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, School of Mathematics, Sun Yat-Sen University;
  • Sep 2012 - Jun 2015 : Jiyuan No.1 Middle School of Henan;


    Research Interest

    I am interested in Machine Learning, especially focus on the following subfields:
    • Zeroth-order optimization and its applications, such as
      • Evolutionary algorithms;
      • Bayesian optimization.



  • Ke Xue*, Yutong Wang*, Lei Yuan, Cong Guan, Chao Qian and Yang Yu. Heterogeneous Multi-agent Zero-Shot Coordination by Coevolution. arXiv, 2022. [Preprint]

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    Conference Paper

    * Equal Contribution
  • Yutong Wang*, Ke Xue*, and Chao Qian. Evolutionary Diversity Optimization with Clustering-based Selection for Reinforcement Learning. In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR'22), Virtual, 2022. [PDF] [Code] [Poster] [Slides]
  • Ke Xue, Chao Qian, Ling Xu, and Xu-Dong Fei. Evolutionary Gradient Descent for Non-convex Optimization. In: Proceedings of the 30th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI'21), Virtual, 2021, pp.3221-3227. [PDF] [Code] [Poster] [Slides]
  • Chao Qian, Hang Xiong, and Ke Xue. Bayesian Optimization using Pseudo-Points. In: Proceedings of the 29th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI'20), Yokohama, Japan, 2020, pp.3044-3050. [PDF]

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    Awards & Honors

  • 2021 : National Scholarship, Nanjing University, Nanjing;
  • 2020 : Outstanding Student Leaders, Nanjing University, Nanjing;
  • 2020 : First-Class Academic Scholarship, Nanjing University, Nanjing;
  • 2018 : Outstanding Student Award, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou.

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  • Conference reviewer: ICML 2022, NeurIPS 2022, IEEE SSCI 2022, CCAI 2022, AAAI 2023.
  • Journal reviewer: IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence

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    Teaching Assistant

  • Heuristic Search and Evolutionary Algorithms (For undergraduate and graduate students, 2020, 2021, 2022)

  • Contact:
    National Key Laboratory for Novel Software Technology, Nanjing University, Xianlin Campus Mailbox 603, 163 Xianlin Avenue, Qixia District, Nanjing 210023, China
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    Last modified: 2022-08-11