FACULTY & RESEARCH

Rui Yan
Tenured Associate Professor
Dr. Rui Yan was a tenure-track assistant professor and PhD advisor at Wangxuan Institute of Computer Technology, Peking University. He was selected as a Young Fellow at Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence (BAAI) and a Startrack scholar at Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA). He joined Gaoling School of Artificial Intelligence, Renmin University of China, as a tenured associate professor. Till now, he has published 100+ publications with 4,000+ citations. He often serves as an area chair/senior PC member for various first-tier international venues. He has been invited to give tutorial talks for a series of top international conferences. His research interests include natural language processing, information retrieval, text mining, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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Detailed Information

Work Experience

2020/12 – Now,Associate Professor with tenure (PhD Advisor) at Gaoling School of Artificial Intelligence, Renmin University of China

2016/8 – 2020/11,Assistant Professor (PhD Advisor) at Wangxuan Institute of ComputerTechnology, Peking University

Research Interests

Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval, Text Mining,Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence

--Dialogue System(eg. Alibaba XiaoMi, Microsoft XiaoIce, Xiaomi, Amazon Alexa, etc.)

--Creative Writing(Storytelling, poetry, news writing)

--Text Generation

--Long Sequence Analysis

--AI/NLP Applications

Teaching

Natural Language Processing

Dialogue System

Prospective Students/Staffs

Recruiting!

-PhD/Master/Undergraduate, research interns, research assistants, engineers, and project managers

“Everyone is unique. Efforts matter.”

Requirements:

1. Be highly self-motivated

2. Be of great passion about research

3. Be positive towards peer-pressure

Alumni:

Juntao Li(2020 PhD. Now associate professor at Soochow University.Huawei talent program and National Scholarship)

Chongyang Tao(2020co-advised PhD. Researcher at Microsoft. Alistar and National Scholarship)

Xiaowei Tong(2020master. Government employee at Fujian Province)

Hongke Zhang(2020 master. National enterprise)

Jie Wang(2020 master.State Grid Corporation of China)

Ning Miao(2019master. Now PhD at University of Oxford)

Mingyue Shang(2019master. Now master at Northwestern University)

Xiaoye Tan(2019master. Alibaba)

Yixin Zhang (2019master. Sogou-Inc.)

Lili Yao(2018master. Tencent AI)

Moxin Li(2020undergraduate. Now master at Brown University)

Qiao Huang(2020undergraduate. Now master at Columbia University)

etc.

Services

ACL 2021 Area Chair

CCL 2021 Area Chair

SIGIR 2021 Senior PC

IJCAI 2021 Senior PC

EMNLP 2020 Area Chair

SIGIR 2020 Senior PC

CIKM 2020 Senior PC

ICONIP 2020 Senior PC

AAAI 2019 Senior PC

IJCAI 2018 Senior PC

KDD 2017Senior PC

Regularly serve as PC member/reviewer for various mainstream conferences/journals

Grants

National Natural Science Foundation of China(NSFC No.61876196), PI

State Key Research and Development Program (2020YFB1406702, 2017YFC0804001)

CCF-Tencent Rhino Bird Open Fund (Awarded as outstanding project), PI

Alibaba Innovation Research Grant, PI

Microsoft Research Asia Collaborative Research Program, PI

Xiaomi AI Lab Joint Research Program, PI

Publications

Tutorial

Juntao Li and Rui Yan. Creative and Artistic Writing via Text Generation. In AAAI'20. Tutorial. (CCF Rank A)

Wei Wu and Rui Yan. Deep Chit-Chat: Deep Learning for Chatbots. In SIGIR'19. Tutorial. (CCF Rank A)

Juntao Li and Rui Yan. Creative and Artistic Writing via Text Generation. In IJCAI'19. Tutorial. (CCF Rank A)

Wei Wu and Rui Yan. Deep Chit-Chat: Deep Learning for Chatbots. In WWW'19. Tutorial. (CCF Rank A)

Wei Wu and Rui Yan. Deep Chit-Chat: Deep Learning for ChatBots. In EMNLP'18. Tutorial.

Dialogue Response Retrieval

Zhenxin Fu, Shaobo Cui, Mingyue Shang, Feng Ji, Dongyan Zhao, Haiqing Chen and Rui Yan(*). Context-to-Session Matching: Utilizing Whole Session for Response Selection in Information-Seeking Dialogue Systems. In KDD'20. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

Jiayi Zhang, Chongyang Tao, Zhenjing Xu, Qiaoqing Xie, Chen Wei and RuiYan(*). EnsembleGAN: Adversarial Learning for Retrieval-Generation Ensemble Model on Short-Text Conversation. In SIGIR'19. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

Rui Yan and Dongyan Zhao. Coupled Context Modeling for Deep Chit-Chat: Towards Conversations between Human and Computer. In KDD'18. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

Rui Yan, Dongyan Zhao, and Weinan E. Joint Learning of Response Ranking and Next Utterance Suggestion in Human-Computer Conversation System. In SIGIR'17. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

Rui Yan, Yiping Song and Hua Wu. Learning to Respond with Deep Neural Networks for Retrieval based Human-Computer Conversation System. In SIGIR'16. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

Dialogue Response Generation

Xiuying Chen, Zhi Cui, Jiayi Zhang, Chen Wei, Jianwei Cui, Bin Wang, Dongyan Zhao and Rui Yan(*). Reasoning in Dialog: Improving Response Generation by Context Reading Comprehension. In AAAI’21. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

Xueliang Zhao, Wei Wu, Chongyang Tao, Can Xu, Dongyan Zhao and Rui Yan(*). Low-Resource Knowledge-Grounded Dialogue Generation. In ICLR'20. Full paper.

Lisong Qiu, Juntao Li, Wei Bi, Dongyan Zhao and Rui Yan(*). Are Training Samples Correlated? Learning to Generate Dialogue Responses with Multiple References. In ACL'19. Full paper.

Juntao Li, Lisong Qiu, Bo Tang, Dongmin Chen, Dongyan Zhao and Rui Yan(*). Insufficient Data Can Also Rock! Learning to Converse Using Smaller Data with Augmentation. In AAAI'19. Full paper.

Rui Yan and Dongyan Zhao. Smarter Response with Proactive Suggestion: A New Generative Neural Conversation Paradigm. In IJCAI'18. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

Creative Writing

Mingzhe Li, Xiuying Chen, Min Yang, Shen Gao, Dongyan Zhao and Rui Yan(*). The Style-Content Duality of Attractiveness: Learning to Write Eye-Catching Headlines via Disentanglement. In AAAI’21. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

Meng-Hsuan Yu, Juntao Li, Danyang Liu, Bo Tang, Haisong Zhang, Dongyan Zhao and Rui Yan(*). Draft and Edit: Automatic Storytelling Through Multi-Pass Hierarchical Conditional Variational Autoencoder. In AAAI'20. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

Lili Yao, Nanyun Peng, Ralph Weischedel, Kevin Knight, Dongyan Zhao and Rui Yan(*). Plan-And-Write: Towards Better Automatic Storytelling. In AAAI'19. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

Rui Yan. i, Poet: Automatic Poetry Composition through Recurrent Neural Networks with Iterative Polishing Schema. In IJCAI'16. Full paper, pp. 2238-2244, 2016. (CCF Rank A)

Rui Yan, Cheng-Te Li, Xiaohua Hu, and Ming Zhang. Chinese Couplet Generation with Neural Network Structures. In ACL'16. Full paper, 2016. (CCF Rank A)

Text Generation

Shen Gao, Xiuying Chen, Piji Li, Zhanming Chan, Dongyan Zhao and Rui Yan. How to Write Summaries with Patterns? Learning towards Abstractive Summarization through Prototype Editing. In EMNLP'19. Full paper.

Mingyue Shang, Piji Li, Zhenxin Fu, Lidong Bing, Dongyan Zhao, Shuming Shi and Rui Yan. Semi-Supervised Text Style Transfer: Cross Projection in Latent Space. In EMNLP'19. Full paper.

Shen Gao, Xiuying Chen, Piji Li, Zhaochun Ren, Lidong Bing, Dongyan Zhao and Rui Yan. Abstractive Text Summarization by Incorporating Reader Comments. In AAAI'19. Full paper.(CCF Rank A)

Ning Miao, Hao Zhou, Lili Mou, Rui Yan and Lei Li. Constrained Generation via Metropolis-Hastings Sampling. In AAAI'19. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

Zhenxin Fu, Xiaoye Tan, Nanyun Peng, Dongyan Zhao and Rui Yan. Style Transfer in Text: Exploration and Evaluation. In AAAI'18. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

AI/NLPApplications

Juntao Li, Chang Liu, Jian Wang, Lidong Bing, Hongsong Li, Xiaozhong Liu, Dongyan Zhao and Rui Yan. Cross-Lingual Low-Resource Set-to-Description Retrieval for Global E-Commerce. In AAAI'20. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

Zhangming Chan, Yuchi Zhang, Xiuying Chen, Shen Gao, Zhiqiang Zhang, Dongyan Zhao and Rui Yan. Selection and Generation: Learning towards Multi-Product Advertisement Post Generation. In EMNLP'20. Full paper.

Rui Yan, Ran Le, Yang Song, Tao Zhang, Xiangliang Zhang and Dongyan Zhao. Interview Choice Reveals Your Preference on the Market: To Improve Job-Resume Matching through Profiling Memories. In KDD'19. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

Chongyang Tao, Lili Mou, Dongyan Zhao and Rui Yan(*). RUBER: An Unsupervised Method for Automatic Evaluation of Open-Domain Dialog Systems. In AAAI'18. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

Xiang Li, Lili Mou, Rui Yan(*), and Ming Zhang. StalemateBreaker: A Proactive Content Introducing Approach for Automatic Human-Computer Conversation. In IJCAI'16. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

Selected Honors and Awards

Yong Fellow, Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence (BAAI)

Startrack Scholar at MSRA

Wangxuan Award for Young Faculty of Peking University

IJCAI 2018 Distinguished Senior PC

Google PhD Fellowship

IBMExcellence Award

MediaTek Fellowship

Peking University-Morgan Stanley Scholarship

Wu-Si Golden Medalist of Peking University


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