Freda (Haoyue) SHI

[Photo credit: Jiayuan Mao]

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

My research interests are in computational linguistics and natural language processing. I am generally interested in learning and representing semantics with computational models, especially artificial neural networks. Recently, I am studying the problem of semantics (SMXJS '18) and syntax (SMGL '19) acquisition from natural supervision, as well as analyzing structural sentential semantic representation (SZCL '18) and developing algorithms for understanding visual scene (SCH '17) which may help. I have also contributed to learning and understanding embeddings of polysemous words (SLH '16, SSH '18).

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  • I was an OI → ACM-ICPC competitor, "when I was young".
    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 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 would prefer Freda in person, but 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!

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