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vincent sunn chen

vincentsc [at] cs [dot] stanford [dot] edu

I'm a MS/BS student at Stanford with a concentration in machine learning and a minor in creative writing. I'm interested in shaping datasets to make machine deep learning more accesible in domains like computer vision and medical imaging.

I'm currently a research assistant in the Stanford AI Lab with Chris Ré's group. Most recently, I've been training neural networks on the Autopilot vision team at Tesla. In the past, I worked at Sift Science to fight fraud with machine learning, Xbox to build VR experiences, and EMGuidance to build point-of-care healthcare tools. At Stanford, I had a lot of fun co-directing TreeHacks, Stanford's largest intercollegiate hackathon.

I also love reading, writing, and photography!


CS231N: Convolutional Neural Networks for Visual Recognition

Teaching Assistant, Spring 2018

Hosted office hours, advised student projects, and led discussion sections on backpropogation and weak supervision.

projects and papers

Automated Training Set Generation for Aortic Valve Classification

Vincent Chen, Paroma Varma, Madalina Fiterau, James Priest and Christopher Ré. Machine Learning for Health (ML4H) Workshop, NIPS, 2017.

Using weak-supervision, we learn probabilistic training labels for aortic valve MRIs.

[pdf] [poster]

Generating Training Labels for Cardiac Phase-Contrast MRI Images

Vincent Chen, Paroma Varma, Madalina Fiterau, James Priest and Christopher Ré. Medical Imaging (MED-NIPS) Workshop, NIPS, 2017.


Predicting Wealth in NYC from FourSquare Check-ins

Vincent Chen*, Dan Yu*. CS229.

We develop a new method to predict demographics based on FourSquare data by engineering features based on check-ins mapped to U.S. census tracts.

[blog] [pdf] [code]

Class-conditional Superresolution with GANs

Vincent Chen*, Liezl Puzon*, Christina Wadsworth*. CS231N.

We propose several methods to introduce auxiliary, conditional information into generative adversarial networks (GANs) that produce super-resolution results that better tuned to the human eye.

[pdf] [poster] [code]

Sequence-to-Sequence Text Summarization

Vincent Chen*, Liezl Puzon*, Eduardo Torres Montaño*. Advisor: Danqi Chen. CS224N.

We implement several approaches for sequence-to-sequence summarization on the CNN/DailyMail dataset using attention mechanisms and pointer networks.