About Me

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Univesity of North Carolina, Charlotte. Prior to joining UNC Charlotte, I was a post-doctoral researcher working with Andrew McCallum at UMass Amherst. I got my Ph.D. from University of Oregon working with Daniel Lowd.

Research Interest

Structured Prediction
Energy-Based Models
Probablistic Graphical Models
Deep Learning
Machine Learning


May 21 -- Our paper "Energy-Based Reranking: Improving Neural Machine Translation Using Energy-Based Models" has been accepted to ACL'21, main conference.
Apr. 21 -- We are organizing the 4th Workshop on Tractable Probabilistic Models (TPM'21) at UAI'21. Please submit your finest work!
Sep. 20 -- I am hiring PhD students for Fall 2021. If you are interested in doing a PhD with me, please consider applying to UNC Charlotte! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Apr. 20 -- I will join UNC Charlotte as an assistant professor in August 2020!!
I will be at AAAI-2020, Feb. 8 - 12.
Dec. 19 -- Invited to be a program committee member for IJCAI 2020.
Nov. 19 -- Invited to serve as a reviewer for ICML 2020.
Nov. 19 -- Our paper on "Differential Equation Units: Learning Functional Forms of Activation Functions from Data" has been accepted to AAAI 2020 as an oral presentation.
Sep. 19 -- Our paper on "Search-Guided, Lightly-Supervised Training of Structured Prediction Energy Networks" has been accepted to Neurips 2019.