me

Yixuan Su (苏熠暄)

I am a final-year Ph.D. student at Language Technology Lab, University of Cambridge, advised by Prof. Nigel Collier. Previously, I recieved my M.Phil in Machine Learning, Speech and Language Technology (MLSALT) from Engineering Department of University of Cambridge. And I obtained my Bachelor degree from Engineering Department of Beijing Institute of Technology.

I am broadly interested in natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning. Some of my research areas include prototype-augmented text generation [1][2][3][4], non-autoregressive text generation [5], and task-oriented dialogue systems [6]. Recently, I focus my research on the topic of contrastive learning and the study of its potential in language model pre-training [8], discourse representation learning [9][10], knowledge probing [11], open-ended text generation [12], and plug-and-play multi-modal text generation [13].

Email: ys484 AT cam.ac.uk

Education

News
  • [2022/09/14] Two papers (including SimCTG) accepted to NeurIPS 2022. See you in New Orleans!
  • [2022/08/02] One paper accepted to CIKM 2022. See you in Atlanta!
  • [2022/05/06] I am excited to release my latest work, MAGIC, the SOTA method on zero-shot multi-modal text generation tasks (e.g., zero-shot image captioning and visually grounded story generation). Check it out! [arxiv] [code]
  • [2022/04/08] One paper accepted to NAACL 2022. See you in Seattle!
  • [2022/02/24] Two papers accepted to ACL 2022. See you in Dublin!
  • [2022/02/15] I am excited to share my recent work, SimCTG, the SOTA method on open-ended text generation tasks. Check it out! [arxiv] [code]
Research Experience
Research Collaboration
Invited Talks
  • August 2022, MLNLP Webinar
  • August 2022, NLP Group, Princeton University
  • June 2022, Language Technology Lab, University of Cambridge
  • April 2022, NLP Group, University of Washington
  • April 2022, Language Team, DeepMind, London, UK
  • March 2022, NLP Group, University of Oxford
  • March 2022, NLP Group, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
  • February 2022, NLP Group, Tencent AI Lab, Shenzhen, China
Feel free to drop me an email if you'd like me to give a talk at your event/seminar. Currently, I have two topics: (1) task-oriented dialogue systems [1]; (2) contrastive representation learning on pre-trained language model [2]; open-ended text generation [3]; and plug-and-play multi-modal text generation [4].

Publications

(*: equal contribution)

Preprints:
Peer-reviewed Publications:
Students I Mentored
  • Yinhong Liu, PhD student at University of Cambridge. (Co-advise with Prof. Nigel Collier)
  • Meiru Zhang, PhD student at University of Cambridge. (Co-advise with Prof. Nigel Collier)
  • Professional Service
      Program Committee Member/Reviewer:
      ACL Rolling Review (2021-), ACL (2020-2021), EMNLP (2021-), NAACL (2021), AAAI (2021), EACL (2021), TASLP (2022-)