Chenyan Xiong

Associate Professor, Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University.


6409 GHC,

5000 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

I am an Associate Professor at Language Technologies Institute (LTI), Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). My research area is the intersection of information retrieval, natural language processing, and deep learning. Previously I worked at Microsoft Research till 2023 Fall, after completing my Ph.D. at LTI, CMU, in 2018. Before coming to the US, I completed my undergraduate study at Wuhan University, China, in 2009 and got a master’s degree at the Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Science, in 2012.

My work mainly appears in IR, NLP, and Machine Learning conferences. I also host workshops, present tutorials, and serve in the organization community of venues in these fields. For the most updated publication list, please refer to my Google Scholar.

Recent Research Interests

Foundational and language models with the spec on web and information retrieval. Examples include:

  • Efficient, open, and capable language models with web data and retrieval systems
  • Represenatation learning with foundational models for universal information retrieval
  • Retrieval + Language Models for grounded, effective, and interactive information access in general and special domains