Hebi Li


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Thanks for visiting my page! I'm actively looking for amazing people to pursue startup ideas together. I'll be writing an essay about "who am I" and "where am I going". If you think we should know each other, we probably should! Please drop me a (just "Hello") message at [email protected]

Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying. — Arthur C. Clarke

I'm currently a PhD student in [email protected] starting 2014 Fall. I graduated from Electrical Engineering (1010) of USTC in 2014. See details in my CV(pdf).

My research interests:


1 Projects

1.1 AI, Causality & NLP

Spring 2018 - Present

[new] Hebi Li, Youbiao He, Qi Xiao, Jin Tian and Forrest Sheng Bao. "BHDL: A Lucid, Expressive, and Embedded Programming Language and System for PCB Designs" 2021 58th ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC). IEEE, 2021. https://bhdl.org release available soon!

[new] Qi Xiao, Hebi Li, Jin Tian and Zhengdao Wang. "Supervision-Aware Clustering using Instance-wise Feature Selection" preprint (2020 Oct)

[new] Hebi Li, Qi Xiao, and Jin Tian. "Supervised Whole DAG Causal Discovery." arXiv preprint arXiv:2006.04697 (2020). [arXiv] [pdf] [code]

Bao, Forrest Sheng, Hebi Li, Ge Luo, Cen Chen, Yinfei Yang, and Minghui Qiu. "End-to-end Semantics-based Summary Quality Assessment for Single-document Summarization." arXiv preprint arXiv:2005.06377 (2020). [arXiv] [pdf]

Li, Hebi, Qi Xiao, Shixin Tian, and Jin Tian. "Purifying Adversarial Perturbation with Adversarially Trained Auto-encoders." arXiv preprint arXiv:1905.10729 (2019). [arXiv] [pdf] [code]

1.2 Program Analysis

Summer 2015 - Spring 2018

I was researching in Program Language and Analysis. We designed an on-demand dynamic analysis framework.

1.3 USTC RoboGame

2012 Summer

I was the leader of a team in USTC RoboGame 2012, and we ranked 3rd among 26 teams. The robot precisely fetched a bunch of flowers, found routes using image processing, climbing the ladders, and finally put the followers precisely in front of the sculpture of Jici Yan. You can see a small video of our robot in the competition that day. Check out the proposal (pdf, chinese) and the technical report (pdf, chinese).

1.4 Other random projects

Emacs tools:

2 Wiki

This is a personal wiki, on various topics. An old archive of articles can be found on at wiki.lihebi.com. Although I name it "wiki", it is different from hyper-linked wikis aiming at connecting concepts. Instead, these articles document highly integrated and hierarchical knowledge, typically one big page per-topic. In this sense it is more like a reference. There are many benefits of writing a personal reference instead of using official ones:

  1. I can control the granularity and focus on the topic
  2. possibly add my thoughts, and
  3. a consistent writing style

Disclaimer: these are my understandings, not necessarily 100% correct. Read at your own risk.

ML/AI related:

3 Essays

I have this section to write down variety of my thoughts, for anyone who wants to know what kind of person I am, and whether they want and to get to know me and make friends or the other way around.

The essays are not finished, and will be consistently updated.

First of all, I document the quotes from the great minds.

4 Misc