Short Bio

I am a third-year Ph.D. candidate at Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, advised by Prof. Heng Ji. Before coming to UIUC, I got my bachelor degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, where I was a member of Zhiyuan's Honors Program of Engineering.

My research mainly lies in Information Extraction and Knowledge-enhanced Natural Language Processing. Recently, I am particularly interested in pre-training language models with self-supervised structure mining.

Here are my Google Scholar Profile and CV.

What's new:

2023.05 - I have started my internship at Google! I am working on the representation learning of extremely large graphs in biomedical domain.

2022.12 - One paper on joint IE and summarization is accepted in EACL 2023.

2022.10 - One paper on language model pre-training with self-supervised keyword extraction and latent typing is accepted in EMNLP 2022!

2022.08 - Finished my summer internship at Amazon Alexa AI. A great experience!

Area of Interests

Currently, my research interests include:

  • Schema-guided Information Extraction
  • Knowledge-enhanced Nautral Language Processing
  • Retrieval-augmented Large Language Models

I have also worked on:

  • Knowledge Graphs
  • Temporal Point Process


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201 N. Goodwin Avenue,
Urbana, IL 61801 USA.
Email zixuan11[at]