Work Experience

  • 2020/12 – Now,Associate Professor with tenure (PhD Advisor) at Gaoling School of Artificial Intelligence, Renmin University of China
  • 2016/8 – 2020/11,Assistant Professor (PhD Advisor) at Wangxuan Institute of ComputerTechnology, Peking University

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval, Text Mining,Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence

--Dialogue System(eg. Alibaba XiaoMi, Microsoft XiaoIce, Xiaomi, Amazon Alexa, etc.)

--Creative Writing(Storytelling, poetry, news writing)

--Text Generation

--Long Sequence Analysis

--AI/NLP Applications

Prospective Students/Staffs

Recruiting!

-PhD/Master/Undergraduate, research interns, research assistants, engineers, and project managers

“Everyone is unique. Efforts matter.”

Requirements:

1. Be highly self-motivated

2. Be of great passion about research

3. Be positive towards peer-pressure

Alumni:

Juntao Li(2020 PhD. Now associate professor at Soochow University.Huawei talent program and National Scholarship)

Chongyang Tao(2020co-advised PhD. Researcher at Microsoft. Alistar and National Scholarship)

Xiaowei Tong(2020master. Government employee at Fujian Province)

Hongke Zhang(2020 master. National enterprise)

Jie Wang(2020 master.State Grid Corporation of China)

Ning Miao(2019master. Now PhD at University of Oxford)

Mingyue Shang(2019master. Now master at Northwestern University)

Xiaoye Tan(2019master. Alibaba)

Yixin Zhang (2019master. Sogou-Inc.)

Lili Yao(2018master. Tencent AI)

Moxin Li(2020undergraduate. Now master at Brown University)

Qiao Huang(2020undergraduate. Now master at Columbia University)

etc.

Teaching

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Dialogue System

Publications

2021
The Style-Content Duality of Attractiveness: Learning to Write Eye-Catching Headlines via Disentanglement
Mingzhe Li, Xiuying Chen, Min Yang, Shen Gao, Dongyan Zhao and Rui Yan(*)
In AAAI’21. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

Reasoning in Dialog: Improving Response Generation by Context Reading Comprehension
Xiuying Chen, Zhi Cui, Jiayi Zhang, Chen Wei, Jianwei Cui, Bin Wang, Dongyan Zhao and Rui Yan(*)
In AAAI’21. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

2020
Selection and Generation: Learning towards Multi-Product Advertisement Post Generation
Zhangming Chan, Yuchi Zhang, Xiuying Chen, Shen Gao, Zhiqiang Zhang, Dongyan Zhao and Rui Yan
In EMNLP'20. Full paper.

Cross-Lingual Low-Resource Set-to-Description Retrieval for Global E-Commerce
Juntao Li, Chang Liu, Jian Wang, Lidong Bing, Hongsong Li, Xiaozhong Liu, Dongyan Zhao and Rui Yan
In AAAI'20. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

Draft and Edit: Automatic Storytelling Through Multi-Pass Hierarchical Conditional Variational Autoencoder
Meng-Hsuan Yu, Juntao Li, Danyang Liu, Bo Tang, Haisong Zhang, Dongyan Zhao and Rui Yan(*)
In AAAI'20. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

Low-Resource Knowledge-Grounded Dialogue Generation
Xueliang Zhao, Wei Wu, Chongyang Tao, Can Xu, Dongyan Zhao and Rui Yan(*)
In ICLR'20. Full paper.

Context-to-Session Matching: Utilizing Whole Session for Response Selection in Information-Seeking Dialogue Systems
Deep Chit-Chat: Deep Learning for ChatBo Zhenxin Fu, Shaobo Cui, Mingyue Shang, Feng Ji, Dongyan Zhao, Haiqing Chen and Rui Yan(*)
In KDD'20. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

Creative and Artistic Writing via Text Generation
Juntao Li and Rui Yan
In AAAI'20. Tutorial. (CCF Rank A)

2019
Interview Choice Reveals Your Preference on the Market: To Improve Job-Resume Matching through Profiling Memories
Rui Yan, Ran Le, Yang Song, Tao Zhang, Xiangliang Zhang and Dongyan Zhao
In KDD'19. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

Constrained Generation via Metropolis-Hastings Sampling
Ning Miao, Hao Zhou, Lili Mou, Rui Yan and Lei Li
In AAAI'19. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

Abstractive Text Summarization by Incorporating Reader Comments
Shen Gao, Xiuying Chen, Piji Li, Zhaochun Ren, Lidong Bing, Dongyan Zhao and Rui Yan
In AAAI'19. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

Semi-Supervised Text Style Transfer: Cross Projection in Latent Space
Mingyue Shang, Piji Li, Zhenxin Fu, Lidong Bing, Dongyan Zhao, Shuming Shi and Rui Yan
In EMNLP'19. Full paper.

How to Write Summaries with Patterns? Learning towards Abstractive Summarization through Prototype Editing
Shen Gao, Xiuying Chen, Piji Li, Zhanming Chan, Dongyan Zhao and Rui Yan
In EMNLP'19. Full paper.

Plan-And-Write: Towards Better Automatic Storytelling
Lili Yao, Nanyun Peng, Ralph Weischedel, Kevin Knight, Dongyan Zhao and Rui Yan(*)
In AAAI'19. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

Insufficient Data Can Also Rock! Learning to Converse Using Smaller Data with Augmentation
Juntao Li, Lisong Qiu, Bo Tang, Dongmin Chen, Dongyan Zhao and Rui Yan(*)
In AAAI'19. Full paper.

Are Training Samples Correlated? Learning to Generate Dialogue Responses with Multiple References
Lisong Qiu, Juntao Li, Wei Bi, Dongyan Zhao and Rui Yan(*)
In ACL'19. Full paper.

EnsembleGAN: Adversarial Learning for Retrieval-Generation Ensemble Model on Short-Text Conversation
Jiayi Zhang, Chongyang Tao, Zhenjing Xu, Qiaoqing Xie, Chen Wei and Rui Yan(*)
In SIGIR'19. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

Deep Chit-Chat: Deep Learning for Chatbots
Wei Wu and Rui Yan
In WWW'19. Tutorial. (CCF Rank A)

Creative and Artistic Writing via Text Generation
Juntao Li and Rui Yan
In IJCAI'19. Tutorial. (CCF Rank A)

Deep Chit-Chat: Deep Learning for Chatbots
Wei Wu and Rui Yan
In SIGIR'19. Tutorial. (CCF Rank A)

2018
RUBER: An Unsupervised Method for Automatic Evaluation of Open-Domain Dialog Systems
Chongyang Tao, Lili Mou, Dongyan Zhao and Rui Yan(*)
In AAAI'18. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

Style Transfer in Text: Exploration and Evaluation
Zhenxin Fu, Xiaoye Tan, Nanyun Peng, Dongyan Zhao and Rui Yan
In AAAI'18. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

Smarter Response with Proactive Suggestion: A New Generative Neural Conversation Paradigm
Rui Yan and Dongyan Zhao
In IJCAI'18. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

Coupled Context Modeling for Deep Chit-Chat: Towards Conversations between Human and Computer
Rui Yan and Dongyan Zhao
In KDD'18. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

Deep Chit-Chat: Deep Learning for ChatBots
Wei Wu and Rui Yan
In EMNLP'18. Tutorial.

2017
Joint Learning of Response Ranking and Next Utterance Suggestion in Human-Computer Conversation System
Rui Yan, Dongyan Zhao, and Weinan E
In SIGIR'17. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

2016
StalemateBreaker: A Proactive Content Introducing Approach for Automatic Human-Computer Conversation
Xiang Li, Lili Mou, Rui Yan(*), and Ming Zhang
In IJCAI'16. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

Chinese Couplet Generation with Neural Network Structures
Rui Yan, Cheng-Te Li, Xiaohua Hu, and Ming Zhang
In ACL'16. Full paper, 2016. (CCF Rank A)

i, Poet: Automatic Poetry Composition through Recurrent Neural Networks with Iterative Polishing Schema
Rui Yan
In IJCAI'16. Full paper, pp. 2238-2244, 2016. (CCF Rank A)

Learning to Respond with Deep Neural Networks for Retrieval based Human-Computer Conversation System
Rui Yan, Yiping Song and Hua Wu
In SIGIR'16. Full paper. (CCF Rank A)

Honors and Awards

  • Yong Fellow, Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence (BAAI)
  • Startrack Scholar at MSRA
  • Wangxuan Award for Young Faculty of Peking University
  • IJCAI 2018 Distinguished Senior PC
  • Google PhD Fellowship
  • IBMExcellence Award
  • MediaTek Fellowship
  • Peking University-Morgan Stanley Scholarship
  • Wu-Si Golden Medalist of Peking University

Services

  • ACL 2021 Area Chair
  • CCL 2021 Area Chair
  • SIGIR 2021 Senior PC
  • IJCAI 2021 Senior PC
  • EMNLP 2020 Area Chair
  • SIGIR 2020 Senior PC
  • CIKM 2020 Senior PC
  • ICONIP 2020 Senior PC
  • AAAI 2019 Senior PC
  • IJCAI 2018 Senior PC
  • KDD 2017Senior PC
  • Regularly serve as PC member/reviewer for various mainstream conferences/journals
  • Grants
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China(NSFC No.61876196), PI
  • State Key Research and Development Program (2020YFB1406702, 2017YFC0804001)
  • CCF-Tencent Rhino Bird Open Fund (Awarded as outstanding project), PI
  • Alibaba Innovation Research Grant, PI
  • Microsoft Research Asia Collaborative Research Program, PI
  • Xiaomi AI Lab Joint Research Program, PI

Contact

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Email:ruiyan@ruc.edu.cn

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