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2022

04-17 New preprint on unsupervised cross-task generalization via retrieval augmentation. We will present it as non-archival papers at Spa-NLP and LNLS workshop at ACL2022.
04-07 Our FedNLP project has been accepted by the NAACL 2022 Findings, and a joint work with Jun Yan on entity robustness has been accepted by the main conference! :)
02-24 My internship work at FAIR has been accepted to ACL 2022!
02-24 Invited as a reviewer to the TMLR (Transactions on Machine Learning Research)! It's a new venue for dissemination of machine learning research that is intended to complement JMLR while supporting the unmet needs of a growing ML community. Please consider submitting your work via OpenReview!
02-08 I finally passed my thesis proposal! Thanks a lot for the support of my committee members: Prof. Xiang Ren (chair), Prof. Cyrus Shahabi, Prof. Yan Liu, Prof. Robin Jia, and Prof. Toby Mintz.
01-26 Chenguang, Yicong, Meng, Wenhao, Xiang, and I will be giving a tutorial on "Knowledge-Augmented Methods for Natural Language Processing" at ACL 2022.
01-01 Excited to co-organize two workshops at ACL 2022 with really cool teams: CSRR (commonsense representation & reasoning) and FL4NLP (federated learning for NLP). Please follow both for more info and participate!

2021

07-06 Vered, Antoine, Lorraine and I are organizing an AKBC workshop on commonsense and KBs (CSKB@AKBC21). Please consider submitting your (published/unpublished) work there! We have some stellar speakers and panelists. Check it here.
06-09

Our paper “AutoTriggER: Named Entity Recognition with Auxiliary Trigger Extraction” won the Best Paper Award at NAACL21 TrustNLP workshop!

05-11

Selected as one of the AI Rising Stars in Chinese Students by Baidu Research.

05-06

We have two full papers on commonsense reasoning accepted to ACL2021 (1 long + 1 findings): X-CSR and RiddleSense!

04-17 Releasing FedNLP-- A research platform for Federated Learning in NLP. [Tweet]
04-17 A new arXiv preprint with Qinyuan, CʀᴏssFɪᴛ: A Few-shot Learning Challenge for Cross-Task Generalization in NLP. [Tweet]
04-07 Our works on commonsense reasoning got covered by an article on Communications of the ACM: The Best of NLP.
03-15 Finally passed my qual exam and officially became a PhD Candidate now. [Slides]
03-10 My internship work about open-ended commonsense reasoning is accepted to NAACL21. Check our website here.
01-25 Releasing Rebiber, a simple tool to fix outdated arXiv citations! [Twitter]
01-20 Check out our ICLR 2021 paper on pre-training text-to-text transformers for common sense.

2020

11-30 Media coverage of CommonGen: The Register , Tech Xplore , Techzine , Radio.com , ScienceDaily , USC Viterbi !
11-06We will explore the connections between #CommonsenseAI and #ConversationalAI in the 4th Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge, as a team at USC-ISI!
10-20We got 3 papers in EMNLP20: CommonGen, NumerSense, and MHGRN.
06-26Invited talk on "Neuro-Symoblic Commonsense Reasoning" virtually at Fudan University hosted by Prof. Zhongyu Wei.
05-15My google internship work was accepted to KDD 2020 as a full research paper! Thanks to my amazing mentors: Ying, Nguyen, and Sandeep!
04-23Our NERO paper got BEST PAPER Runner-Up (2 out of 1500 submissions) in The Web Conf (WWW) 2020.
04-03Three papers have been accepted to the ACL 2020! Thanks to my wonderful collaborators.

2019

12-19Had 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).
12-01I will work as a research intern at Google AI again in 2020 summer, with William W. Cohen's team in Pittsburgh.
11-13Invited talk on "Commonsense Reasoning for Natural Language Understanding and Generation" at Westlake University, Hangzhou, China.
11-02Traveling for EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019 in Hong Kong, China.
08-12Our work KagNet for commonsense reasoning is accepted as an long paper (w/ oral presentation) to EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019.
08-01The AlpacaTag annotation framework (ACL 2019 demo) is online now!
05-19Our work in building active learning-based sequence tagging annotation framework has been accepted to ACL 2019.
01-10Will take a research internship at Google AI in the comming summer!

2018

11-11Had my very first travel in Europe for the EMNLP! Love Paris, Amsterdam, and Brussels!!!
08-10Two papers have been accepted to the EMNLP 2018 !!
07-24Attended the ACL 2018 and had a wonderful travel in Melbourne & Sydney!
06-27Succeeded in my Bachelor's Thesis Defense and earned Best Thesis Award (Top 1% at SJTU & 1st in the CSE Department.)
05-29Invited as a reviewer of EMNLP 2018!
05-29Will be a volunteer for the ACL 2018. And thanks to the ACL Walker Fund for the support towards my travel expenses.
04-21Two papers have been accepted to the ACL 2018 !!
04-03I will become a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at USC/ISI with an Annenberg Fellowship Award this fall.