I am a postdoctoral researcher at University of Washington, working with Noah Smith. In August 2017, I will be starting as an assistant professor in the Computer Science department at University of Colorado Boulder.

Before moving to Seattle, I spent wonderful years at Ithaca working with Lillian Lee and many others, and obtained a PhD degree in Computer Science at Cornell University. Originally, I am from Jingdezhen, China and lived in Beijing for four years while studying Computer Science and Economics at Tsinghua University.

There are two themes in my research: 1) social aspects of language, how language influences social interaction and how language functions as a lens on social dynamics and human culture; and 2) multi-community engagement, how a person interacts with multiple communities and how communities relate to each other. I am also broadly interetested in computational social science, natural language processing and artificial intelligence. Here is my CV.

Yangfeng and I are organizing a reading group on Reinforcement learning in NLP (Spring 2017).

Here are three representative papers in my research:

If you want to learn more about my research, check my papers. And kudos to all my collaborators!