Short Bio

I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student at School 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 building Knowledge-enhanced Language Models. Recently, I am particularly interested in making the knowledge enhancements to LLMs more generalizable, by enabling automatic knowledge extraction, disentangled knowledge storage, and consistent knowledge updates. I have also worked on other fundamental NLP tasks like information extraction, knowledge graph completion, question answering, and text summarization.

Here are my Google Scholar Profile and CV.

✨ I am currently on industry job market looking for full-time roles of research scientists / applied scientists / research engineers! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are interested!

What's new:

2024.03 - Our paper on improving the generalizability of retrieval-augmented language models is accepted to NAACL 2024 Findings!

2023.08 - Finished my internship at Google Research. A great experience!

Area of Interests

Currently, my research interests include:

  • Knowledge-enhanced Large Language Models
  • Language Models as Proactive Agents
  • Cross-document Information Extraction, Representation, and Understanding


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201 N. Goodwin Avenue,
Urbana, IL 61801 USA.
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