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Boyuan Pan (潘博远)

Contact: panby AT zju.edu.cn

I'm a fourth-year PhD student in the College of Computer Science and Technology at Zhejiang University in China. My advisors are Prof. Xiaofei He and Prof. Deng Cai. Now I'm a visiting scholar at UIUC and work with Dr. Bo Li.

My research interests fall in the general areas and applications of machine learning and natural language processing (NLP), especially the recent developments in transfer learning, common sense reasoning, reinforcement learning to work towards the goal of the combination of language understanding and generation. In May 2017, our proposed model (MEMEN) achieved the second place on the leaderboard of the Stanford Question Answering Dataset (SQuAD).

News

  • October 2019

    • I am excited to visit the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and work with Dr. Bo Li!

  • August 2019

    • Our paper "Discriminate and Reconstruct: Learning from Language Model to Answer Keyword Questions" got accepted in CCHI 2019 (oral), Xi'an, China.

  • June 2019

    • I'm excited to join the Alibaba DAMO Academy as a research intern!

  • May 2019

    • Our paper "Reinforced Dynamic Reasoning for Conversational Question Generation" got accepted in ACL 2019, Florence, Italy.

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Publications

Link to [Google Scholar]

  • Discriminate and Reconstruct: Learning from Language Model to Answer Keyword Questions

    Boyuan Pan, Yazheng Yang, Yueting Zhuang, Deng Cai

    The second China Symposium on Cognitive Computing and Hybrid Intelligence (CCHI 2019) (oral)

    [paper]

  • Reinforced Dynamic Reasoning for Conversational Question Generation

    Boyuan Pan, Hao Li, Ziyu Yao, Deng Cai, Huan Sun

    Proceedings of the 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2019)

    [paper] [code]

  • MacNet: Transferring Knowledge from Machine Comprehension to Sequence-to-Sequence Models

    Boyuan Pan, Yazheng Yang, Hao Li, Zhou Zhao, Yueting Zhuang, Deng Cai, Xiaofei He

    Thirty-second Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS 2018)

    [paper] [poster]

  • Discourse Marker Augmented Network with Reinforcement Learning for Natural Language Inference

    Boyuan Pan, Yazheng Yang, Zhou Zhao, Yueting Zhuang, Deng Cai, Xiaofei He

    Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2018) (oral)

    [paper] [code] [slides]

  • MEMEN: Multi-layer Embedding with Memory Networks for Machine Comprehension

    Boyuan Pan, Hao Li, Zhou Zhao, Bin Cao, Deng Cai, Xiaofei He

    arXiv preprint arXiv:1707.09098

    [paper]

  • Robust Asymmetric Bayesian Adaptive Matrix Factorization

    Xin Guo, Boyuan Pan, Deng Cai, Xiaofei He

    Proceedings of the 26th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2017)

    [paper]

Education

  • 2016/09 - present

    • Ph.D. in Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University.

  • 2012/09 - 2016/06

    • B.S. in Mathematical Science, Zhejiang University.

  • 2014/08 - 2014/09

    • Summer School, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Experiences

Professional Services

Program Committee Member: AAAI (2018), ACL (2018, 2019), NeurIPS (2019).

Journal Reviewer: IEEE TNNLS.