Xiang (Tommy) Yue (岳 翔)

PhD student, The Ohio State University, OH, U.S.

Email: yue.149 AT osu DOT edu


I'm currently a third-year PhD student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University (OSU). I'm fortunately working with Prof. Huan Sun in SunLab. I have broad interests in Natural Language Processing with an emphasis on Question Answering (QA). Particularly, my research aims to build trustworthy QA systems in the wild, which must retain high standard aspects such as generalization, privacy awareness, and transparency. I aspire one day we can place an enormous trust in QA systems.

Prior to joining OSU, I received my B.E. in the School of Computer Science at Wuhan University (WHU), China in 2018. At WHU, I worked with Prof. Wen Zhang in data mining and bioinformatics.

What's New

  • [May 2021] - Our paper "Differential Privacy for Text Analytics via Natural Text Sanitization " has been accepted to ACL-IJCNLP 2021, Findings! We propose a privacy-preserving NLP pipeline (which consists of DP-based text sanitization mechanisms, sanitization-aware language model pretraining and finetuning)
  • [Sept 2020] - Our paper "PHICON: Improving Generalization of Clinical Text De-identification Models via Data Augmentation" has been accepted to EMNLP'20 Clinical NLP Workshop!
  • [July 2020] - Attended ACL 2020 and presented our Clinical Reading Comprehension work. Check out our slides and video
  • [April 2020] - Our paper "Clinical Reading Comprehension: A Thorough Analysis of the emrQA Dataset" has been accepted to ACL 2020! We conduct a comprehensive study on the Clinical Reading Comprehension task based on the recently-released emrQA dataset!
  • [Sept 2019] - Our paper "Graph Embedding on Biomedical Networks: Methods, Applications, and Evaluations" has been accepted to Bioinformatics. Check out our Graph Embedding Evaluation Python package BioNEV on GitHub!
  • [AUG 2019] - Attend SIGKDD 2019 conference at Anchorage, Alaska. Honored to receive KDD Student Travel Award!
  • [JUN 2019] - Attend GREAT 2nd Conversational Intelligence Summer School (CISS) at UMASS Lowell. Check our project "ACISSTANT: an intelligent CISS assistant bot!"
  • [Apr 2019] - Our paper "Synonym Discovery on Privacy-Aware Clinical Data" has been accepted by SIGKDD 2019

Last Updated: 05/2021