General Information

I currently serve as the Head of Content Science at Particle Media, a silicon valley based start-up focusing on providing personalized news content and distributing local news through language technologies.

I obtained my Ph.D. degree from UIUC, where I am most fortunate to work with my advisor Prof. Dan Roth in the Cognitive Computation Group. My research lies in the intersection of ML and NLP, and covers areas such as co-reference resolution, event extraction and co-reference, discourse parsing and semantic language modeling (script learning). Before that, I got my bachelor degree from Tsinghua University, where I worked with and learned a lot from Prof. Zhihua Zhang and Prof. Jun Zhu.


Department of Computer Sciene, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Aug 2013 - Jul 2018
Ph.D. (advised by Prof. Dan Roth)
Thesis: Understanding Stories via Event Sequence Modeling   [PDF]

Department of Computer Sciene and Technology, Tsinghua University
Aug 2009 - Jul 2013
B. Eng. in Computer Science

Selected Publications

Work Experience

Brain Technologies LLC
July 2018 - April 2019, Head of NLP

Facebook Menlo Park
May 2017 - Aug 2017, Host: Dr. Zhongyuan Wang

Microsoft Research Redmond
May 2016 - Aug 2016, Host:
Dr. Ming-Wei Chang

Google Mountain View
May 2014 - Aug 2014, Host:
Dr. Samer Hassan

Yahoo! Beijing Global R&D Center
Oct 2012 - Jul 2013, Host:
Lin Liu

Undergraduate Research Study, Tsinghua University
Aug 2012 - Jul 2013, Advised by Prof. Jun Zhu

Google Research Beijing
Oct 2011 - Aug 2012, Hosts: Dr. Edward Y. Chang and Prof. Zhihua Zhang


Detailed CV