About Me

Hua Wei (him/his) 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


[06/05/2023] Our paper "FDTI: Fine-grained Deep Traffic Inference with Roadnet-enriched Graph" is accepted to ECML-PKDD 2023!

[05/26/2023] Our paper "Sim2Real Transfer for Traffic Signal Control" is accepted to IEEE CASE 2023! Congrats to Longchao and Hao!

[05/16/2023] Our paper "MixupExplainer: Generalizing Explanations for Graph Neural Networks with Data Augmentation" is accepted to KDD 2023! Congrats to Jiaxing!

[04/19/2023] Our paper "Reinforcement Learning Approaches for Traffic Signal Control under Missing Data" is accepted to IJCAI 2023! Congrats to Hao!

[04/01/2023] Our paper "Learning to Calibrate Hybrid Hyperparameters: a Study on Traffic Simulation" is accepted to SIGSIM-PADS'23. See you in Florida!

[03/22/2023] Our tutorial of "Cross-simulator Datasets and Evaluations for Traffic Control Policies" is accepted to IEEE-ITSC 2023. See you in Spain!

[02/03/2023] I'm invited to give a talk at AIMS Conference in early June. See you in North Carolina!

[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".


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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