About Me

Hua Wei is an assistant professor in the Department of Informatics, Ying Wu College of Computing, at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). He also affiliates with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Before joining NJIT, he worked as a Staff Researcher at Tencent AI Lab. He got his PhD from Pennsylvania State University in 2020 under the supervision of Dr. Zhenhui (Jessie) Li. Before that, he received his master and bachelor degree from Beihang University (BUAA) majoring in Computer Science, working with Prof. Jinpeng Huai and Dr. Tianyu Wo.

I have several positions available for research interns (flexible time) and several fully-funded PhD positions (Spring and Fall 2023) available. If you are interested in working with me, please read this.

Research Interests

Reinforcement Learning, Data Mining, Urban Computing, Human-in-the-loop Computations


[01/03/2023] I'll serve as a PC member for IJCAI 2023, ICML 2023 & KDD 2023.

[11/19/2022] Our paper "SafeLight: A Reinforcement Learning Method toward Collision-free Traffic Signal Control" is accepted to AAAI 2023!

[09/19/2022] Our workshop of "DL-Hardware Co-Design for AI Acceleration"is accepted by AAAI 2023. Please consider submitting your paper to our workshop!

[09/19/2022] Our paper "Honor of Kings Arena: an Environment for Generalization in Competitive Reinforcement Learning" is accepted to NeurIPS 2022!

[08/22/2022] I'm serving as a Guest Editor for the Special Issue "Design and Application of Intelligent Transportation Systems" of Designs (ISSN 2411-9660).

[06/19/2022] Our workshop of Data-driven Intelligent Transportation is accepted by CIKM 2022. Please consider submitting your paper to our workshop!

[05/19/2022] Our paper "Modeling Network-level Traffic Flow Transitions on Sparse Data" is accepted to SIGKDD 2022! Congrats to Xiaoliang and Hao!

[04/22/2022] I'm serving as a Guest Editor for ERA Special Issue "Data-driven Intelligent Transportation".

[03/18/2022] Gratefully receive an NSF CRII grant (IIS-2153311) as the PI to support our research on automated and realistic simulation.


Office: GITC 3803, 218 Central Ave, Newark, NJ 07102

Office Phone: +1 973-596-5289

Email: hua.wei [at] njit.edu

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