I am a first-year PhD student at the Language Technology Lab, University of Cambridge, supervised by Professor Nigel Collier. Recently, I have been interested in linking concepts in language with perceptual data [LY19,LYWL20], structured knowledge [LSM+20,BLSC20], or both [LCRC21]. I am a member of Clare Hall and a Trust Scholar funded by Grace & Thomas C.H. Chan Cambridge Scholarship. When I was a Waterloo CS undergrad, I also spent time exploring 3D computer vision [LLZ+17], and building multilingual image retrieval system when interning at EPFL [LLO+20].


  • [May 6th, 2021] A cross-lingual extension of SapBERT will appear at ACL-IJCNLP 2021.
  • [April 16th, 2021] Happy to have given a talk about SapBERT (our recent NAACL paper) at AstraZeneca’s NLP seminar. Here are the slides.
  • [April 15th, 2021] We released Mirror-BERT, a fast, effective, and self-supervised approach for transforming masked language models to universal language encoders.


University of Cambridge
PhD student, Computation, Cognition and Language
Master of Philosophy (2020), (Computational) Linguistics
University of Waterloo
Bachelor of Mathematics (2019), Computer Science


publication list; google scholar


senior PC member: IJCAI 2021
PC member/reviewer: IJCAI-ECAI 2022, ACL-IJCNLP 2021 (outstanding reviewer), AAAI 2021 (top 25% PC member), WACV 2021, ACL-IJCNLP 2021 SRW, ACL 2020 SRW, AACL-IJCNLP 2020 SRW
volunteer: ACL-IJCNLP 2021, NAACL 2021, AAAI 2021


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