I am a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research AI (MSR AI), primarily working on Natural Language Generation (NLG), Deep Generative Models (DGMs), Generative Pre-training and Text Representation learning. I received Ph.D. degree and M.S. degree (Statistical Science) from Duke University in 2018, advised by Professor Lawrence Carin. Before that, I received B.Sc. degree in Physics from Nanjin University, Department for Intensive Instruction (DII), Kuang Yaming Honors school in 2011.
I have served as one of the organization committee members in ACL 2020. I am an area chair (AC) in generation track for ACL 2021. I have served as a senior program committee (SPC) for AAAI 2019-2020. I received NeurIPS 2019 top reviewer awards.
Please send me an email with your latest CV if you are a senior PhD student working on natural language generation and looking for an internship
My recent research focuses on below topics:
Large-scale transformer-based pretraining for text.
Non-autoregressive text generation.
Adversarial attacking for NLP.
Controllable text generation.
Open-domain conversational agent.
Toxicity detection and prevention for NLG.
Long-form text understanding/generation/reasoning.
Other interplays between deep generative models, RL, MCMC and NLP.