Originally from Beijing, China, I am currently a researcher (PYI) on the AllenNLP team at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2). I received my M.S. in computer science from the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. I also received my 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. This is the main task that concerns the field of Natural Languate Processing, or NLP. To that end, I did research with Prof. Noah Smith and Prof. Fei Xia at the University of Washington. I have also worked on many interesting NLP and machine learning problems in the industry. I made speech recognition models smaller and faster at Google Assistant, improved the coverage and precision of Google’s knowledge engine that supports many products including Google Search, developed a smarter product understanding system at Facebook Marketplace, co-built the infrastructure supporting state-of-the-art NLP models in the AllenNLP library at AI2, and trained computers to understand businees documents at Docugami.