Zhuyun Dai

Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University



I am a Ph.D. student at Language Technologies Institute (LTI), Carnegie Mellon University. I am working with Professor Jamie Callan. I came to LTI in 2014 fall as a master student in the Master in Language Technologies (MLT) program, and started in the Ph.D. program in 2016 fall.

My research interests fall in Information Retrieval, Information Extraction and Machine Learning. Currently I'm working on applying neural network models to IR problems. Previously, I worked on the selective search project which aims to reduce the costs of searching large web-scale corpus such as ClueWeb.

Formerly, I completed my undergraduate study in Peking University, majoring in Computer Science. Here are my experiences and some interesting projects I have worked on.

For more information, please visit my Curriculum Vitae.




The code of K-NRM (paper) is available on Github K-NRM Project


Our conference paper "Convolutional neural networks for soft-matching n-grams in ad-hoc search." was accecpted by WSDM 2018.


I gave a talk for our paper "End-to-End Neural Ad-hoc Ranking with Kernel Pooling" at SIGIR2017, Tokyo. Slides are available.


Our conference paper "End-to-End Neural Ad-hoc Ranking with Kernel Pooling" was accecpted by SIGIR 2017.


Our short paper "Learning-To-Rank Resources" was accecpted by SIGIR 2017.

Email: zhuyund [at] cs [dot] cmu [dot] edu

Address: 5000 Forbes Avenue

Office: 5513 Gates Hillman Complex


Honors & Awards

MS in Language Technologies

Language Technologies Institute, School of Computer Science

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, United States

2014.08 - 2016.06 (Expected)

B.S. in Computer Science

Computer Science Department, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Peking University, Beijing, China

2010.09 - 2014.07

GPA: 3.77/4.0

  • 2014.07  2014 Outstanding Graduating Student of Beijing

  • 2014.06  2014 Excellent Graduation Thesis, Peking University

  • 2013.07  The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

  • 2012.10  The EMC Scholarship

  • 2011.05  Third Price of ACM School Trial, Peking University

  • 2009.05  3rd Prize in National Olympic Contest of Biology