I am a Research scientist at Apple MLR, primarily working on Natural language processing and Machine Learning. Before joining Apple, I have been at Meta AI and Microsoft Research, working on natural language generation and NLP pre-training.

I received Ph.D. degree and M.S. degree from Duke University. Before that, I received B.Sc. degree in Physics from Nanjing University, Kuang Yaming Honors school, in 2011.

I have served as an Area Chair (or SPC) for NeurIPS (2019-2022), ACL (2020-2021), EMNLP(2022) and AAAI (2018-2021). I have served as one of the organization committee members in ACL (2020). I received NeurIPS top reviewer awards (2019).

Please send me an email with your latest CV if you are a senior PhD student working on NLG and are interested in an research internship at APPLE MLR

My recent research focuses on below topics:

  • Interactive system, conversational modeling.

  • Non-autoregressive generation.

  • Efficient sequence models.

  • Controllable text geneneration.

  • Safe & Responsible NLP.

  • Multimodal pretraining.