PhD Student · Rutgers University
I am a PhD student at Rutgers University working with Prof. Sungjin Ahn. My research interests lie at the intersection of structured representation learning, compositional scene synthesis, and generative models, with a strong focus on developing unsupervised techniques.
My current focus is investigating how deep generative models can be used to achieve structured representations and compositional scene synthesis in a fully unsupervised manner.Interests. Unsupervised Representation Learning, Probabilistic Generative Models
Object-Centric Slot Diffusion
Generative Neurosymbolic Machines
Improving Generative Imagination in Object-Centric World Models
SCALOR: Generative World Models with Scalable Object Representations
SPACE: Unsupervised Object-Oriented Scene Representation via Spatial Attention and Decomposition
My Chinese name is "江锦东", it can be pronounced as "Jiang Jindong" in Mandarin, and "Gong Kam Dong" in Guangdong dialect (also known as Cantonese). As ChatGPT once cleverly put it, "江" stands for river, giving a nice flow to the name, while "锦" jazzes things up, representing brocade or ornamental cloth. Then we've got "东" which means east, adding a sense of direction. So, when you put them all together, you end up with a quirky name that doesn't quite translate directly into English.