Shuang Ma


I am currently a senior researcher in the Autonomous Systems group at Microsoft. I focus on leveraging deep learning techniques to develop innovative approaches that can efficiently adapt to a large variety of decision-making downstream tasks.


I received my Ph.D. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo while working with Prof. Chang Wen Chen. I have several wonderful internships at Microsoft Research (Redmond and Beijing). I was very fortunate to work with Daniel McduffYale Song and Mary Czerwinski at MSR, Tao Mei at MSRA (JD AI Research currently). 


Research Interests

  • Multimodal Learning

  • Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning

  • Computer Vision

  • Robotics


  • Invited as the speaker of Young Profession panels at ICIP (Oct. 2020) 

  • Top 33% reviewer of ICML (Sep. 2020)

  • Joined the Autonomous Systems group at Microsoft AI & Research. (Seq. 2020) 

  • One paper on MULTI-REFERENCE NEURAL TTS STYLIZATION was accepted by Interspeech 2020 (Jul, 2020)

  • Joined Language & Speech group at Microsoft Cognition (Feb. 2020)

  • One paper on characterizing bias in visual classifiers was accepted by NeurIPS 2019 (Sep 3, 2019)

  • One paper on multimodal representation learning was accepted by ICCV 2019 (July 22, 2019)


  • Zhaoyang Zeng, Sun Yat-sen University 2020

  • Mingzhi Yu, University of Pittsburgh 2020