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


09/13/20 -- 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.
04/29/20 -- I will join UNC Charlotte as an assistant professor in August 2020!!
I will be at AAAI-2020, Feb. 8 - 12.
12/03/19 -- Invited to be a program committee member for IJCAI 2020.
11/14/19 -- Invited to serve as a reviewer for ICML 2020.
11/10/19 -- Our paper on "Differential Equation Units: Learning Functional Forms of Activation Functions from Data" was accepted to AAAI 2020 as an oral presentation.
09/03/19 -- Our paper on "Search-Guided, Lightly-Supervised Training of Structured Prediction Energy Networks" was accepted to Neurips 2019.