About

Hi~ I am Wangchunshu Zhou, a second-year master student from the Department of Computer Science and Technology, Beihang University. Before that, I received my Bachelor’s degree from the Sino-French Engineering School, Beihang University.

I am a member of the National Laboratory of Software Development Environment (NLSDE) and advised by Professor Ke Xu. I am currently a research intern at NLC Group @ Microsoft Research Asia and advised Doctor Tao Ge. I’ve also visited MILA and USC where I was fortunate to work with Jian Tang and Xiang Ren respectively. Please check my CV for further information.

I will apply for Ph.D. in NLP, Deep Learning, and related areas starting from Fall 2021. Feel free to drop me a line if interested!

Research

My primary research goal is to apply Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing and develop Language Technology for All. To achievethis goal and make language technology accessible in most people’s lives, I identify two major research topics that I’m interested in: efficiency and trustworthiness of NLP models. Efficiency involves both the amount of computation and data required for (pre-)training and using NLP models. Trustworthiness involves the interpretability, fairness, and robustness with respect to adversarial attacks and out-of-distribution samples.

Specifically I am interested in the following research topics:
        Natural language generation, creative text generation, evaluation for NLG models.
        Commonsense reasoning and knowledge-based reasoning.
        Robust NLP models for OOD samples and reducing spurious dataset biases.
        Interpretability, explainability, biases, and fairness for NLP models.
        Green NLP, Low resource NLP, and Learning NLP models from high-level supervision
I am open to academic collaborations and please drop me an email if you are interested in collaborating with me.

News

[2020.9]. Got one first-authored paper accepted to COLING 2020. Thanks and Congrats to Qifei!

[2020.9]. Got two first-authored paper accepted to NeurIPS 2020. Thanks to all my collaborators!

[2020.9]. Got four first-authored paper accepted to EMNLP 2020 (1 main conference and 3 findings(with average score of 3.67)) and one second author paper accepted to Finding of EMNLP 2020. Thanks to all my collaborators!

[2019.12]. Got one first-authored paper “Self-Adversarial Learning with Comparative Discrimination for Text Generation” accepted by ICLR 2020. See you in Addis Ababa.

[2019.11]. Got one first-authored paper “Learning to Compare for Better Training and Evaluation of Open Domain Text Generation Models” accepted by AAAI 2020. See you in New York.

[2019.5] Got one first-authored paper “BERT-based Lexical Substitution” accepted by ACL 2019. See you in Firenze.

[2018.12] Start my research internship at at NLC Group @ Microsoft Research Asia, advised by Dr. Tao Ge.

[2018.8] Start my Master study at NLSDE Lab in Beihang University, advised by Prof. Ke Xu

Personal information

I am a big fan of Harry Potter, Real Madrid, and Cristinao Ronaldo. I enjoy reading books (especially sci-fictions) and playing games (including FIFA, League of Legends, etc.) in my free time.