Laboratory of Machine Intelligence Research and Applications


Laboratory of Machine Intelligence Research and Applications (MIRA) brings together a team of faculty, engineers, and students who pursue high-impact innovation in the field of artificial intelligence research and application. MIRA is under the supervision of Professor Jie Wang (王杰), vice dean of the School of the Gifted Young at University of Science and Technology of China (USTC, 中国科学技术大学), deputy director of the Key Laboratory of "Brain-inspired Intelligent Perception and Cognition" of the Ministry of Education. He has published many papers on top machine learning and data mining journals and conferences such as JMLR, TPAMI, NeurIPS, ICML, and SIGKDD. He served as the Area Chair of ICML, NeurIPS, SIGKDD ADS Track, etc. He is an IEEE senior member, CCF distinguished member, associate editor of Neurocomputing, editorial board member of Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, and the PI of the research project funded by National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars.

Our work solves complex challenges across the areas of reinforcement learning, representation learning, optimization, and covers subjects such as deep reinforcement learning algorithm, distributed self-play system, large-scale distributed optimization algorithm, knowledge acquisition and reasoning, and automatic question answering.

Our research group keeps exploring critical questions in a range of scientific and technical disciplines, while MIRA provides a collaborative and supportive environment. MIRA prides itself on the excellence, diversity, and collaboration of its team. Please refer to People for more information.


We are recruiting strongly self-motivated talents — including undergraduates, graduates, and postdocs — to join our group.
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Congratulations to Zhihai for being honored Excellent Interns (5/400+) by Noah's Ark Lab, Huawei.

Zhihai Wang

Congratulations to Zhihao for being honored Outstanding Research Intern by Alibaba Cloud.

Zhihao Shi


Two papers accepted to ICLR 2024 (one as Spotlight).

Yufei Kuang

Hong Wang

Two papers accepted to NeurIPS 2023 as Spotlight (three in total).

Mingxuan Ye

Zijie Geng

Congratulations to Yinqi Bai (undergraduate) for being supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Youth Student Basic Research Program). This is the first time the NSFC has piloted a program to support undergraduate students.

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