About Me

Freda (Haoyue) SHI

Greetings! I am a first-year Ph.D. student at Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago , advised by Prof. Karen Livescu and Prof. Kevin Gimpel. Prior to that, I received my B.S. degree with summa cum laude from Peking University, China.

My research interests are in computational linguistics and natural language processing. Specifically, I study semantic representations from computational, logical and multimodal perspectives of view. My recent research topics include:

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  • I was an OI -> ACM-ICPC competitor, "when I was young".

  • I play Guqin.
    I am a member of Jiu-Yi School (F. Shi -> F. Zhao -> T. Li -> Y. Li -> Z. Yang, founder of the School).
    My style is also influenced by Mr. Gong Yi a lot.
    I served as the chief of PKU Guqin Society from August 2016 to August 2017, and a committee member from August 2015 to July 2018.

  • I write papers, and sometimes, poems (in either classical or simplified Chinese).

  • I love Ludwig Wittgenstein and (most of) his theories. Currently, my favorite NLP/CL paper is Learning Language Games through Interaction by Sida Wang, Percy Liang and Chris Manning.

  • I reviewed a book (Chapters of basic algorithms, data structures and mathematics) on Olympiad of Informatics, of which the author is Yudong (Victor) Li. He is a famous OI/ICPC competitor known as "lydrainbowcat". [Buy the book, in simplified Chinese]

  • I would prefer Freda in person, but feel free to call me Haoyue if you like.
    I am always Haoyue Shi on publications and conference presentations for "historical" reasons.
    I also have other "nickname"s -- feel free to use whichever you know!