Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences (IIIS)
Office: FIT 4-609, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 100084
I am currently a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate at Tsinghua University. My advisor is Prof. Gerard de Melo. I'm a member of the Web Mining and Language Technology group at Tsinghua University, part of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences (IIIS), which is led by Turing award winner Andrew Yao. Before that, I received my Bachelor of Computer Science from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, with two publications (indexed by SCI, Impact factor ~3) in the area of quantum information and top ~1% of GPA rank.
Pronunciation of my name is [tʃiæ] (falling tone, the fourth of the four tones in modern Chinese pronunciation) for "Qian (茜)", and [ja:ŋ] (rising tone, the second one) for "Yang (杨)". It's my honor to have an English name "Lara" from Prof. William S.-Y. Wang, a famous linguist.
My research focuses on a large scope of topics in Natural Language Processing (especially Text Summarization, Open Information Extraction, Knowledge Graph, Machine Translation) and on the intersection of AI and HCI.
We provides a Java implementation of PEAK, the first tool to automatically generate the pyramid models that enables the whole automatical assessment of both human and machine summaries.
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HiText: Text Reading with Dynamic Salience Marking.
Neural Machine Translation with Pivot Languages.
Wise Crowd Content Assessment and Educational Rubrics.
International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 10.1007/s40593-016-0128-6, 2016.
Research on the Key Management for AMI System Based on IEC62056 Standard.
Electrical Measurement and Instrumentation, Issue No. 2, 2016.
Semi-loss-tolerant Strong Quantum Coin-flipping Protocol Using Quantum Non-demolition Measurement.
Quantum Information Processing, 10.1007/s11128-014-0747-5, 2014.
Semi-loss-tolerant Strong Coin Flipping Protocol Using EPR Pairs.
Quantum Information and Computation, Vol. 12 No. 5 and 6, 2011.
Three-party secret key management method based on IEC62056 data transmission safety standard.
Filing date: Nov 6, 2014
2017.4 – 2017.5, visiting student, the Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University
Supervisor: Prof. Gerard de Melo
2016.5 – 2016.9, visiting student, the Human Language Technology and Pattern Recognition Group, Computer Science Department, RWTH Aachen University
Supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hermann Ney
2014 – 2015 Spring, Speech Science, Technology and Innovative Applications
Instructors: Prof. P.C. Ching, Prof. Tan Lee, Prof. Ken Ma, Prof. Helen Meng, and Prof. William S.-Y. Wang, all from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Prof. Gerard de Melo, from Tsinghua University
2013 – 2014 Fall, Hot Topics in Computational Biology
Instructor: Prof. Jianyang (Michael) Zeng
Assigned to LINYANG Electronics Co., Ltd. by Tsinghua University, Jul. 2014
Topic: Data Encryption for Advanced Metering Infrastructure System
One publication in this area, which is not related to my PhD topic.
Awarded Outstanding Individual in Graduates' Summer Internship of Tsinghua University, 2014
Host for IIIS New Year Party 2013, 2014
You would never know the host is now very hungry.
Assistant for Graduate Students of IIIS, 2013
When organizing this autumn outing, some students wanted to go hiking but some only wanted to go to the KTV or play games, and the other preferred to eat delicious food just as me. Finally I found a place where we made all the ideas come true.
We organized a successful Doctoral Consortium with PhDs from both Computer Science and Physics.
This is a chorus competition host by Tsinghua University, but the judgers come from the top singers in China. As the assistant, I'm proud of the prize we won!
I love basketball very much and I can throw at least 4 balls given 5 ones into the basket. BTW, could you find me in the second pictures? (Hint: just find a girl out of all the other men players in the football team.) It's the first time the team won a competition!
Vice Minister of the Academic Ministry of Tsinghua University Graduate Association, 2013
League Secretary of IIIS Grad2, 2012
I'm one of the editors.Awarded Outstanding Student Leader of Tsinghua University, 2014
Interests: Go (from the age of five), Piano, Guitar, Yoga, and my photography is at 500px.
Credits: Teaching icon from Icons8.