I am on the academic job market this year.

I am a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard University (Harvard Medical School & BWH). I got my Ph.D. degree from Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). I was a visiting student at University of Oxford .

My research interests are mainly focused on natural language processing (NLP) with machine learning approaches (especially deep learning), as well as application of artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine, healthcare, and finance. I served as the program committee of top-tier conferences: ACL/AAAI/IJCAI/EMNLP/NAACL/AMIA/ICML/ICLR, I was selected as ACL 2018 outstanding reviewer, COLING 2018 outstanding reviewer, AMIA 2020 annual symposium SPC. I won the COLING Best Paper Award at 2018, ACL Best demo Paper Award Nomination at 2018, and ISTD Best Dissertation Award. I am the developer of several popular NLP tools: NCRF++ and YEDDA, which attracted more than 2900 stars at GitHub.

I love badminton and swimming (Silver medal in Men's 100 metres freestyle at Chongqing University). I am on twitter.

Education and Experience


  • 2019-Oct: Glad to serve as Scientific Program Committee (SPC) for AMIA 2020 annual symposium! (similar role as the area chair in *ACL conferences)
  • 2019-Mar: Our journal paper "From Gensis to Creole language: Transfer Learning for Singlish Universal Dependencies Parsing and POS Tagging" is accepted by TALLIP.
  • 2019-Feb: Our short paper "Subword Encoding in Lattice LSTM for Chinese Word Segmentation" is accepted by NAACL 2019.
  • 2019-Feb: Glad to receive the Nvidia GPU Grant! Now I have my own weapon : )
  • 2018-Dec: I have joined Harvard University (HMS & BWH) as a postdoc fellow, working on AI for healthcare.
  • 2018-Oct: Glad to receive the ISTD Best Dissertation Award!

Academic Service and Teaching Experience

  • 2020: Program Committee of ACL, AAAI, AMIA annual symposium(SPC), ICLR, ICML
  • 2019: Program Committee of ACL, EMNLP, AAAI, AMIA, NAACL(kudos reviewer), NAACL (demo), IJCAI, CoNLL, CCL, NLPCC, PACLIC
  • 2018: Program Committee of ACL(outstanding reviewer), COLING(outstanding reviewer), EMNLP, PACLIC, IALP, NLPCC
  • 2017: Program Committee of AAAI, IWPT, IJCNLP, IALP
  • 2016: Program Committee of NLPCC, CLP
  • Journal Reviewer: International Journal of Medical Informatics, Neurocomputing, Artificial Intelligence Review, IEEE Transactions on BIG DATA, TALLIP, Computer Speech & Language
  • 2016: Teaching Assistant for Computer System Engineering, with Prof. David Yau
  • 2015: Teaching Assistant for Machine Learning, with Prof. Alexander Binder and Prof. Wei Lu


  • NCRF++ : A Neural Sequence Labeling Framework Based on PyTorch. (#star > 1400)
  • LatticeLSTM : Character based Chinese NER with Lattice LSTM. (#star > 900)
  • YEDDA : A Lightweight Collaborative Text Span Annotation Tool. (#star > 500)