Research Interests

My general interests include artificial intelligence, deep learning, reinforcement learning, and natural language processing. I am particularly interested in the following fields:

  • Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing
  • Reinforcement Learning for Natural Language Processing
  • Conversational AI (Dialog systems, conversational agents, QA, reading comprehension, etc.)
  • Language Generation or Text Generation (long text, story, data-to-text etc.)
  • Sentiment Understanding, Sentiment/Emotion Analysis, Opinion Mining
  • NLP Applications (Extraction, matching, reasoning, etc.)

Research Group: Conversational AI (CoAI), see the group introduction here.

My group are developing a dialog system toolkit: DialTK

My page at DBLP and Google Scholar.

Selected Honors and Rewards

  • 2020, Best Paper in SIGDIAL 2020 (paper link, collaboration with Microsoft)
  • 2019, nominee of Best Demo Paper in ACL 2019 (ConvLab, collaboration with Microsoft)
  • 2019, Wuwenjun AI Award (from Chinese AI Society)
  • 2019, Alibaba Innovative Research Award
  • 2019, MSRA Collaborative Research Award
  • 2018, Hanvon Youngth Innovation Award (from Chinese Information Processing Society)
  • 2018, CCL Best Demo Award
  • 2018, Distinguished paper in IJCAI-ECAI 2018 
  • 2017, Winner of Short Text Conversation Challenge II at NTCIR
  • 2016, Outstanding Samsung Collaborator Award
  • 2015, NLPCC Best Paper
  • 2013, Beijing Young Elite Award
  • 2008, Excellent Employee of the Department
  • 2006, Excellent PhD graduate of the University
  • 2006, Excellent PhD Dissertation of the University

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