Humans convey their intentions through the usage of both verbal and nonverbal behaviors during face-to-face communication. Speaker …

Multimodal research is an emerging field of artificial intelligence, and one of the main research problems in this field is multimodal …


January 2019 – Present
Pittsburgh, PA

Research Associate

Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

September 2017 – December 2018
Pittsburgh, PA

Graduate Research Assistant

MultiComp Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University

July 2016 – September 2016
Pittsburgh, PA

Research Intern

ArticuLab, Carnegie Mellon University

July 2015 – August 2015
Nice, France


European Innovation Academy Event


Words Can Shift

Dynamically Adjusting Word Representations Using Nonverbal Behaviours

Dependency Parsing with Deep Reinforcement Learning

A reinforcement learning agent to perform non-greedy decoding with transition-based dependency parser by considering the future rewards.

Efficient Low-rank Multimodal Fusion with Modality-Specific Factors

An efficient method to integrate multiple unimodal representations (e.g. verbal, visual and audio) into one compact multimodal representation.

SARA: The Socially Aware Robot Assistant

SARA is a socially-aware robot assistant that can interact with people through personalizing the interaction.

Chinese Chess AI

An artificial intelligence game engine for Chinese chess, which is a popular board game in China.

A little more about me

  • I “worked” as a little art editor at a teenage magazine office where I was paid for each illustration I drew from seven years old to fifteen years old.

  • I love painting. To me, painting is like another medium (besides verbal and nonverbal behaviors) for expressing feelings and thoughts.

  • I enjoy traveling, exploring new restaurants, watching Japanese animations, and swimming.

  • I can speak Shanghainese (native), Chinese Mandarin (native), Japanese (conversational), and English (fluent).

  • I hope to use technology to help minority groups and improve people’s quality of life.

“There is only one heroism in the world: to see the world as it is, and to love it.”

– Romain Rolland