Ruixiang Tang

Ruixiang Tang

PhD Student

Computer Science

Rice University

About Me

Howdy! I am currently a 3rd year Ph.D. student in Department of Computer Science, Rice University. My advisor is Prof. Xia Hu, who leads the DATA Lab. I obtained my bachelor’s degree from the Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, advised by Prof. Jiwen Lu.

My research interests lie in interpretable machine learning, with a particular interest in the areas of DNN interpretability. I’m also interested in areas of fairness in deep learning, backdoor attack, and IP protection of ML pipelines.


  • Machine Learning
  • Interpretability
  • ML Security
  • ML Fairness


  • PhD in Computer Science, 2021

    Rice University

  • PhD in Computer Engineering, 2019

    Texas A&M University

  • BSc in Automation, 2014

    Tsinghua Univeristy

Industry Experience


  • [Nov. 2020] Participate “NSF Fairness in Artificial Intelligence Program” as a community member. NSF Fariness.
  • [Jul. 2020] “TrojanNet – a simple yet effective attack on machine learning models” The Daily Swig.
  • [Jul. 2020] “An Embarrassingly Simple Approach for Trojan Attack in Deep Neural Networks”, Marktechpost.
  • [Jul. 2020] “数秒植入木马,一击即破,你的DNN模型还安全吗?”, 机器之心, SyncedTech.


  • 518 H.R. Bright Building, College Station,, TX 77843
  • Enter Building HRBB and take the elevator to Office 512 on Floor 5
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