Hi, I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Penn State, where I lead the LanguageX lab.
Learning from Task Instructions: [EMNLP2019], [ACL2022], [Arxiv2022]
Indirect Supervision (e.g., by textual entailment): [NAACL2021], [ACL2021],[EMNLP2020], [CoNLL2022]
Information Extraction: [Arxiv 2020], [Arxiv 2021]
Trustworthy NLP (e.g., fack-checking): [arXiv 2020], [NAACL2019], [EMNLP2018]
Co-Chair: Wise-Supervision 2022 (workshop co-located with AKBC2022)
Senior Area Chairs: NAACL'2021, ACL Rolling Review (ARR)
Area Chairs: NAACL'2019, ACL'2019, ACL'2021, NLPCC'21&23, ACL'2023
Senior PC Member: AAAI (2021, 2023)
PC member: AAAI(2019, 2020), IJCAI(2017,2018,2019), ACL(2016,2017,2018), NAACL(2016,2018), EMNLP(2016,2017,2018,2019,2020), COLING(2016,2018), EACL'2017, IJCNLP'2017, LREC'2018, NLPCC'2018, CCL(2016,2017), Repl4NLP(2019), CoNLL(2019)
Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL)
Assistant professor. Temple University. Jan. 2022 - Dec. 2022
Senior Research Scientist. Salesforce Research, Palo Alto. Aug. 2019 - Dec. 2021.
Postdoc. Supervisor: Prof. Dan Roth. University of Pennsylvania. Oct 2017 - July 2019.
Ph.D. Supervisor: Prof. Hinrich Schütze. Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany. 2017
Intern, IBM Watson, Yorktown Heights, NY USA. Feb. 27 -- May 30, 2016.
MSc. Supervisor: Prof. Xiaoming Li & Dr. Lian'en Huang; Peking University, China, 2013.
BSc. Northwestern Polytechnical University, China, 2010.
"Generalizable Information Extraction". AWS AI Labs. March 14, 2023
"Learning from Task Instructions -- A New Learning Paradigm for NLP". Penn State University. July 28, 2022
"Representation Learning in Textual Entailment'', National Institutes of Health (NIH), Maryland, USA, Dec. 10, 2018
"Neural Question Answering over Knowledge Graphs'', University of Oxford & Microsoft Research, Cambridge UK. March 2017
Honors and Awards:
Awarded "2022 Global Top Chinese Young Scholars in Artificial Intelligence"
Paper awarded "Area Chair Favorites" in COLING'2018
Google Grant, *SEM@NAACL'2018
Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad (国家优秀自费留学生奖学金), 2016
Baidu Ph.D. Fellowship, 2014 & 2015
Google Travel Grant for ACL2014
Best Paper Award in WISE'2013
National Scholarship, Chinese Ministry of Education, 2012
Guanghua Scholarship, Peking University, 2012
Pacesetter of Outstanding Students, Peking University, 2012