About

Jiatao Gu (顾佳涛)

Machine Learning Researcher

09/2014 - 08/2018, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), The University of Hong Kong
Supervisor: Prof. Victor O.K. Li, Thesis: Efficient Neural Machine Translation

09/2010-07/2014, Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng)
Electronic Engineering (EE), Tsinghua University
Thesis advisor: Prof. Ji Wu

Professional Experience


Staff Research Scientist
06/2022 - Present
Machine Learning Research (MLR), Apple AI/ML, New York, NY, USA

Senior Research Scientist
08/2018 - 06/2022
Fundamental AI Research (FAIR) Labs, Meta RLR, New York, NY, USA

Research Intern
09/2017 - 12/2017
Salesforce AI Research, Palo Alto, CA, USA
Mentor: Richard Socher and Caiming Xiong

Research Intern
04/2017 - 08/2017
Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, USA
Mentor: Hany Hassan

Visiting Scholar
06/2016 - 01/2017
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, NY, USA
Advisor: Kyunghyun Cho

Student Researcher
08/2015 - 05/2016
Huawei Noah’s Ark Lab, Hong Kong, China
Mentor: Zhengdong Lu and Hang Li

Software Engineer Intern
10/2013 - 04/2014
Renren Inc., Beijing, China

Exchange Student Researcher
10/2012 - 03/2013
Information and Communication Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Advisor: Hitoshi Iba and Danushka Bollegala

Interns and Student Collaborators


  • Weijia Xu (University of Maryland, College Park)
    • FAIR Internship (2021), hosted jointly with Wei-Ning Hsu and Marjan Ghazvininejad.
  • Xiang Kong (Carnegie Mellon University)
    • LATTE Internship (2020), hosted jointly with James Cross.
  • Anne Wu
    • FAIR AI Resident (2020-2021), hosted jointly with Changhan Wang and Juan Pino.
    • Now Ph.D. student at Cornell Tech.
  • Junxian He (Carnegie Mellon University).
    • FAIR Internship (2019), hosted jointly with Marc’Aurelio Ranzato.
    • Now incoming assistant professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
  • Chunting Zhou (Carnegie Mellon University).
    • FAIR Internship (2019) and SRA project (2020-2021).
    • Now research scientist at Meta AI (FAIR Labs Seattle).