Hi, I am a postdoctoral researcher working with  Prof. Dan Roth in the Department of Computer & Information Science, University of Pennsylvania. I completed my Ph.D. in Computer Science at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, under the supervision of  Prof. Hinrich Schütze. 

Research Interests:
  • Deep Learning: big data + annotation
  • Dataless Learning: no big data, no annotation, strong generalization like humans .

Released Resources:
1) FLORS: the state-of-the-art online POS tagger in domain adaptation scenario. It performs online representation learning (i.e., domain adaptation is performed by incrementally adapting word representations to the new domain). (EMNLP'2015)

2) Phrase embeddings: the first version in the world. It contains continuous linguistic phrases like "eye disease'' as well as discontinuous phrases like "turn...on'' etc. (ICLR'2013, ACL'2014)

3) Word Meta-Embeddings: A version of word embeddings which were derived by combining several pre-trained word embedding versions, such as word2vec, GloVe, C&W etc.  (ACL'2016)

4) AttentiveConvNet: An attention-based convolution system. Input: two sentences; output: a highly-expressive representation; task:  reason the sentence relations, e.g., paraphrasing, textual entailment etc. (TACL 2018)

Professional Activities:
  • Area Chairs: NAACL'2019, ACL'2019
  • PC member: AAAI(2019), IJCAI(2017,2018,2019), ACL(2016,2017,2018), NAACL(2016,2018),  EMNLP(2016,2017,2018),  COLING(2016,2018), EACL'2017,  IJCNLP'2017, LREC'2018,  NLPCC'2018, CCL(2016,2017)
  • Journal reviewer: 
        ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data (TKDD), 
        Neural Networks, 
        IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE)   
        International Journal of Computer Vision
        Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST)     
        Neurocomputing
        Transactions on Affective Computing
                                          
Education Background:

Experience:

Intern, IBM Watson, Yorktown Heights, NY USA,   Feb. 27 -- May 30, 2016.


Honors and Awards:
  • 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