I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am a member of the BLENDER Lab since 2017, supervised by Prof. Heng Ji.
I graduated with a summa cum laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a dual B.S. degree in Computer Science and Mathematics.
My research interest lies in Natural Language Processing, focusing on Natural Language Generation, Information Extraction, and Dialog Systems. Currently, I’m working on the Natural Language Generation. Here is my up-to-date CV.
Nov 10, 2021 We presented a tutorial on Knowledge-enriched Natural Language Generation at EMNLP 2021. There were more than 95 online and 25 in-person participants.
June 9, 2021 COVID-19 Literature Knowledge Graph Construction and Drug Repurposing Report Generation won the Best Demo Award at NAACL-HLT 2021 System Demonstrations. [News Report]
May 14, 2021 Stage-wise Fine-tuning for Graph-to-Text Generation was accepted by ACL-IJCNLP 2021 SRW.
March 17, 2021 COVID-19 Literature Knowledge Graph Construction and Drug Repurposing Report Generation was accepted by NAACL-HLT 2021 System Demonstrations.
Oct 11, 2020: ReviewRobot: Explainable Paper Review Generation based on Knowledge Synthesis was accepted by INLG 2020.
May 14, 2019: PaperRobot: Incremental Draft Generation of Scientific Ideas was accepted by ACL 2019.
September 7, 2018: Describing a Knowledge Base was accepted by INLG 2018 as Oral Presentation.
April 20, 2018: Paper Abstract Writing through Editing Mechanism was accepted by ACL 2018.
November, 2017: A Two-Layer Dialogue Framework For Authoring Social Bots was accepted by 1st Proceedings of Alexa Prize.
November 30, 2016: our Wise Macaw team is Finalist in $2.5 Million Amazon Alexa Prize. [News Report]