Yongjie Wang王永杰


Alibaba-NTU Singapore Joint Research Institute
Nanyang Technological University

Office: N4-B3b-06, 50 Nanyang Ave, Singapore, 639798
Email: yongjie.wangATntu.edu.sg, yongjie002ATe.ntu.edu.sg


I passed my oral defense in July 2023. I am now a research staff at School of Computer Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, under supervision of Professor Miao Chunyan. Before that, I received Bachelor degree from college of software, Jilin university, and Master degree from Institute of computing technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, advised by Professor Zhang Yongdong and Associate Professor Gao Ke.

My research interests include explainable artificial intelligence (XAI) (Git Repo) on healthcare and medical image computing. Recently, I am working on counterfactual explanations and feature attribution problems, which contain sub-problems as follows,

  • Exploring philosophy of counterfactual explanations from multiple disciplinaries, e.g., causality, psychology and social science.
  • Generating actionable and feasible counterfactual explanations for specific requirements or under more challenging settings.
  • Leveraging counterfactual explanations into learning paradigm.
  • Overcoming weakness of existing counterfactual explanations, e.g., robustness, efficiency and security issues.
  • Feature attribution, i.e., generating explanable and faithful explanations.
  • Concept-level explanation, i.e., understanding the high-level representation in a DNN.

  • I am open and welcome to collaborate with researchers, who have similar interests in XAI. Feel free to drop me an email.

    Publications (#:corresponding author)


    • Webank-NTU Singapore Joint Research Institute, Nanyang Technological University
      Oct. 2023 - Present
    • Research Fellow
      Topic: counterfactual explanation, feature attribution on Healthcare.
    • Alibaba-NTU Singapore Joint Research Institute, Nanyang Technological University
      Aug. 2019 - Oct. 2023
    • Research Associate
      Topic: counterfactual explanation, feature attribution on Healthcare.
    • Advanced Computer Research Center, Institute of Computing Technology, CAS
      Jan. 2016 - Jul. 2018
    • Research Assistant
      Topic: Image processing, retrieval on large-scale system.

    Professional Activities

    Conference Reviews:
    IJCAI 2023 The 3rd AI for Ageless Aging Workshop
    IJCAI 2022 2nd AI for Cognitive and Physical Frailty Seminar

    Journal Reviews:
    IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (TNNLS)


    Basketball (shooting guard), Badminton (中羽3级), Table Tennis, Tennis, Skiing, Running

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