Originally from Beijing, China, I am currently a Ph.D. student in the NLP group at MIT CSAIL. I received my M.S. in computer science, B.S. in computer science, and B.A. in linguistics from the University of Washington.

I love computers, languages, and teaching computers to understand languages. On this path, I have done research at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) (as a PYI), and at the University of Washington with Prof. Noah Smith and Prof. Fei Xia. I have also worked on many interesting NLP and machine learning problems in the industry when I interned at Google, Meta, and other places.

I co-organize NLP with Friends, a seminar series where we chat about NLP research. Come join us!

With Alexis and Shannon, we have built a platform, cs-sop.org, where past applicants to CS PhD programs have generously shared their statements of purpose and other advice. We hope this could be a useful resource for future applicants.


* = Equal Contribution


Can You Learn Semantics Through Next-Word Prediction? The Case of Entailment
April 2024

Generalization in the LLM Era
Univerity of Utah, University of Virginia CS 6501
March 2024

Language Models: A Reality Check
UIUC CS 598, NYU, Cornell, Princeton, Google
September – November 2023

Graph Neural Networks for NLP
May 2021


TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2006
2008 感动中国年度人物特别奖