Originally from Beijing, China, I am currently a Master’s student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. Prior to that, I received a B.S. in computer science and a B.A. in linguistics from the University of Washington in 2019.
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 am doing/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 NLP models smaller and faster at Google Assistant, improved the converage and precision of Google’s knowledge engine that supports many products including Google Search, built a smarter product understanding system at Facebook Marketplace, conducted research and co-built the infrastructure supporting state-of-the-art NLP models in the AllenNLP library at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2), and trained computers to understand businees documents at Docugami. And hopefully, more to come!