About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in Computer Science Engineering (CSE) Department, Washington University in St. Louis (WashU). I received my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science Department, UIUC, advised by Prof. Jiawei Han. After that, I visited UW as a researcher and worked with Prof. Hanna Hajishirzi. Prior to UIUC, I received my Bachelor Degree in Electronic Engineering in Tsinghua University in 2018. My research interest broadly lies in the intersection of natural language processing and machine learning, and I am especially interested in understanding the properties of language models as well as improving their factuality and trustworthiness.

I am looking for PhD students and interns! If you are interested in working with me, please fill in this form . While submitting the form is already sufficient, you are also welcome to reach out to me via email. I will read every email but please understand that I might not be able to respond to each of them due to time constraints.

Recent Research Interests

Honors and Awards

Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship 2021-2023
ICML Student Travel Award 2023
KDD Student Travel Award 2020, 2022
Chirag Foundation Graduate Fellowship in Computer Science, UIUC 2018
Outstanding Graduates, Tsinghua University 2018
Academic Excellence Scholarship, Tsinghua University 2015-2017
China National Scholarship (Top 1%) 2016
Samsung Scholarship 2015


  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2018.08-2023.12)
    Ph.D. in Computer Science
    Research Interest: Natural Language Processing, Data Mining Advisor: Prof. Jiawei Han

  • Tsinghua University (2014.08-2018.07)
    B. Eng. in Electronic Engineering
    Advisor: Prof. Yong Li

  • University of California, Los Angeles (2017.07-2017.09)
    CSST summer program
    Advisor: Prof. Wei Wang


  • Google Core-ML (2022.06-2022.09)
    Research Intern
    Host: Dr. Le Hou and Dr. Yuexin Wu

  • Google Research (2021.05-2021.08)
    Research Intern
    Host: Dr. Tianqi Liu and Dr. Jialu Liu

  • Microsoft Research Redmond (2020.06-2020.09)
    Research Intern
    Host: Dr. Chunyuan Li and Krishan Subudhi