University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute
BiLL = Beauty in Language Learning!
I am a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the University of Southern California, working with Prof. Xiang Ren who leads the Intelligence and Knowledge Discovery (INK) Research Lab.
Previously, I got my bachelor's degree at the IEEE Honor Class in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, supervised by Prof. Kenny Q. Zhu.
I am generally interested in building neuro-symbolic systems that demonstrate a deep understanding of the world, integrating technologies for information extraction, knowledge graphs, machine reasoning, graph neural networks and model robustness. My recent research aims to advance natural language processing (understanding & generation) with commonsense reasoning.
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|2021-01-25: [New!!] Developing Rebiber, a simple tool to fix outdated arXiv citations! [Twitter]|
|2021-01-20: [New!!] Check out our ICLR 2021 paper on pre-training text-to-text transformers for common sense.|
|2020-11-30: [New!!] Media coverage of CommonGen: The Register , Tech Xplore , Techzine , Radio.com , ScienceDaily , USC Viterbi !|
|2020-11-06: [New!!] We will explore the connections between #CommonsenseAI and #ConversationalAI in the 4th Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge, as a team at USC-ISI!|
|2020-10-23: [New!!] Check our work in progress on Open-Ended Commonsense Reasoing, with Haitian, Bhuwan, Manzil, Xiang and William!|
|2020-10-20: [New!!] We got 3 papers in EMNLP20: CommonGen, NumerSense, and MHGRN.|
|2020-06-26: Invited talk on "Neuro-Symoblic Commonsense Reasoning" virtually at Fudan University hosted by Prof. Zhongyu Wei.|
|2020-05-15: My google internship work was accepted to KDD 2020 as a full research paper! Thanks to my amazing mentors: Ying, Nguyen, and Sandeep!|
|2020-04-23: Our NERO paper got BEST PAPER Runner-Up (2 out of 1500 submissions) in The Web Conf (WWW) 2020.|
|2020-04-03: Three papers have been accepted to the ACL 2020! Thanks to my wonderful collaborators.|
|2019-12-19: Had a great week in Beijing & invited talks at THU (hosted by Prof. Zhiyuan Liu), MSRA (hosted by Dr. Nan Duan), and PKU (hosted by Yansong Feng).|
|2019-12-01: I will work as a research intern at Google AI again in 2020 summer, with William W. Cohen's team in Pittsburgh.|
|2019-11-13: Invited talk on "Commonsense Reasoning for Natural Language Understanding and Generation" at Westlake University, Hangzhou, China.|
|2019-11-02: Traveling for EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019 in Hong Kong, China.|
|2019-08-12: Our work KagNet for commonsense reasoning is accepted as an long paper (w/ oral presentation) to EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019.|
|2019-08-01: The AlpacaTag annotation framework (ACL 2019 demo) is online now!|
|2019-05-19: Our work in building active learning-based sequence tagging annotation framework has been accepted to ACL 2019.|
|2019-01-10: Will take a research internship at Google AI in the comming summer!|
|2018-11-11: Had my very first travel in Europe for the EMNLP! Love Paris, Amsterdam, and Brussels!!!|
|2018-08-10: Two papers have been accepted to the EMNLP 2018 !!|
|2018-07-24: Attended the ACL 2018 and had a wonderful travel in Melbourne & Sydney!|
|2018-06-27: Succeeded in my Bachelor's Thesis Defense and earned Best Thesis Award (Top 1% at SJTU & 1st in the CSE Department.)|
|2018-05-29: Invited as a reviewer of EMNLP 2018!|
|2018-05-29: Will be a volunteer for the ACL 2018. And thanks to the ACL Walker Fund for the support towards my travel expenses.|
|2018-04-21: Two papers have been accepted to the ACL 2018 !!|
|2018-04-03: I will become a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at USC/ISI with an Annenberg Fellowship Award this fall.|