I’m a Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland, College Park. I am advised by Prof. Rachel Rudinger.
I obtained my B.S. in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego with Summa Cum Laude (GPA: 3.987/4.0) in 2019.
Full CV is available upon request.
My research aims to understand and mitigate the problems of bias and fairness in NLP models. My current research projects typically involve the empirical evaluations of large language models and algorithm designs to enhance fairness in natural language understanding and generation.
“RIFLE: Backpropagation in Depth for Deep Transfer Learning through Re-Initializing the Fully-connected LayEr.”
Xingjian Li, Haoyi Xiong, Haozhe An, Chengzhong Xu, Dejing Dou. ICML 2020.
I love traveling to different places with my family and friends. There are uncountable elements in these trips that make them memorable: The unforgettable experience of seeing an amazing and unique glacier landscape in El Calafate, Argentina, the fun conversations with people from all over the world in the desert of Morocco, the stupid and embarrassing cultural mistakes I made while transiting in Netherlands, the scrumptious Ichiran ramen I had multiple times with my Singaporean friends in Japan…
I was at Potato Chip Rock in San Diego.
I also enjoy having road trips. It was a great experience driving along Route 66 from Chicago all the way to Los Angeles with my greatest clique ever. Drving from San Francisco to Los Angeles on California State 1 with some of my best high school friends was another awesome trip.
One really important thing: Thanks to my parents who have been generously supporting me to travel around the world and open my eyes!
Here is a map of the countries that I have visited.
I have visited: China (Of course - I’m from here), Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Ecuador, United States, Germany, Austria, Morocco
Here is a list of books I particularly enjoyed reading.
I read them in English:
The Kitchen God's Wifeby Amy Tan
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankindby Yuval Noah Harari
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questionsby Randall Munroe
Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisionsby Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths
I read them in Mandarin Chinese:
Se una notte d'inverno un viaggiatore (If on a winter's night a traveler)by Italo Calvino
Il visconte dimezzato (The Cloven Viscount)by Italo Calvino
Le città invisibili (Invisible Cities)by Italo Calvino
L'Arbre des possibles (The Tree of Possibles)by Bernard Werber
撒哈拉的故事 (The Stories of the Sahara)by 三毛 (Sanmao)