Mingfei Sun


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PhD projects

* Policy gradients in large-scale training;
* Transformers and generative models for decision-making tasks;
* Online learning from interactions and demonstrations.

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Research interests

My research concerns artificial intelligence, with a particular focus on machine learning techniques such as deep reinforcement learning and learning from demonstration. I am applying these methods to problems in video games, robotics and multi-agent systems.


  • 2020 - 2022: Researcher in Machine Intelligence @ Microsoft Research Cambridge
  • 2020 - 2022: Research Associate in reinforcement learning @ University of Oxford
  • 2016 - 2020: PhD in Computer Science and Engineering @ Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
  • 2011 - 2015: Bachelor in Electronic Engineering and Information Science @ University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)  


  • Spring, 2022 Tutor, Information Theory, University of Oxford
  • Fall, 2021 Tutor, Machine Learning, University of Oxford
  • Fall, 2021 Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Reinforcement Learning (CDT), University of Oxford
  • Spring, 2018 Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Combinatorial Optimization, HKUST
  • Fall, 2016 Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction, HKUST

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures


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