I am a PhD candidate at the Language Technologies Institute (LTI) of the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University. My advisor is Prof. William W. Cohen of the Machine Learning Department (MLD). The best way to reach me is through email: email@example.com.
I have broad interests in machine learning approaches to language technologies.
Previously, I received my M.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University.
My advisors at Columbia were Prof. Kathy McKeown
and Prof. Julia Hirschberg.
In Fall 2012 and Summer of 2012, I was a research intern at Microsoft Research,
working with my mentors Dan Bohus, Ece Kamar, and Eric Horvitz on crowd-sourcing approaches to the acquisition of natural language corpora and machine learning approaches to open-world learning.
From 2011 to 2012, I was the R. K. Mellon Presidential Fellow,
working with Prof. Justine Cassell
and Prof. Alan W. Black
on sparse log-linear models for predicting impoliteness and positivity in peer tutoring sessions.
In the Summer of 2010, I was a visiting researcher in
Prof. David Traum's
natural language dialogue group at the
Institute for Creative Technology,
University of Southern California,
and our paper on phonetic mixture models for natural language understanding was nominated for the Best Paper Award at the FLAIRS-24.
From 2008 to 2009, I was a research assistant at Ambient Intelligent and Multimodal System Lab,
Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
/Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
Prior to that, I worked with Dr. J.Y. Chen
on Semantic P2P Search and received my B.E. Summa Cum Laude in Computer Science from Shenzhen University in 2009.
I publish regularly at top conferences and journals including ACL, COLING, SIGDIAL, IJCNLP, INTERSPEECH, ICASSP, ASRU, SLT, and Computer Speech & Language. I review for journals including IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing (2010), IEEE Signal Processing Letters (2011), IEEE Communications Letters (2010, 2011), Educational Research Review (2012) , Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) (2012), Bioinformatics (2013), and IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing (2013 x 2) . I was on the Organizing Committee of the 7th Young Researchers' Roundtable on Spoken Dialog Systems (YRRSDS 2011), Portland, Oregon. I've also worked as a Software Engineering Intern at Microsoft in 2008. Besides academia, I do live in the real world. I have a National Badminton Coaching Certificate from State General Administration of Sports, China. I also keep a NLP/ML/speech microblog (in Chinese) where I have 5000+ followers.