Fanyou Wu | 吴凡优

Postdoctoral Research Associate (2022.1)
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
Purdue University

I am Fanyou Wu, and I will become a postdoc at Purdue starting from 2022 Jan. I receive a Ph.D. degree in Forestry from Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University(2021). Before attending Purdue, I received my master’s degree from University of Eastern Finland (2018) and bachelor’s degree from Nanjing Forestry University (2015) both in Wood Material Science. I was also an exchange student at the University of British Columbia (2013).

My research focuses on applying machine learning to forest-related problems, e.g., wood identification through image recognition. Attending machine learning related competitions is my side interesting, and I have won many championships and runners-up in machine learning related competitions and top conference competitions at KDD, IJCAI, NeurIPS, and CVPR.


Jul 25, 2021 I received 10th place for KDD CUP 2021 Reinforcement Learning Competition Track (RL Track).
Jun 20, 2021 I received 2nd place for CVRP 2021 The 2nd Agriculture-Vision Prize Challenge.

Selected publications

  1. 🌳
    Deep BarkID: A Portable Tree Bark Identification System by Knowledge Distillation
    Fanyou Wu, Rado Gazo, Bedrich Benes, Eva Haviarova
    European Journal of Forest Research 2021
  2. 🌳
    Wood Identification Based on Longitudinal Section Images by Using Deep Learning
    Fanyou Wu, Rado Gazo, Eva Haviarova, Bedrich Benes
    Wood Science and Technology 2021
  3. 🚥
    Behavior2vector: Embedding Users' Personalized Travel Behavior to Vector
    Yang Liu, Fanyou Wu, Cheng Lyu, Xin Liu, Zhiyuan Liu
    IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems 2021
  4. 📷
    Efficient Project Gradient Descent for Ensemble Adversarial Attack
    Fanyou Wu, Rado Gazo, Eva Haviarova, Bedrich Benes
    arXiv preprint arXiv:1906.03333 2019