Hi! I'm Xiaodong

About me

I am currently a PhD student at University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Computer Science, as well as a research assistant in the Cognitive Computational Group, advised by Professor Dan Roth. Before coming to Penn, I was a master's student at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

My research interest includes domain adaptation, few shot learning, and event. My current research focuses on zero-shot Open NER and Event Linking.

Email: xdyu AT seas DOT upenn DOT edu



  • On the Strength of Character Language Models for Multilingual Named Entity Recognition (short paper)

Xiaodong Yu, Stephen Mayhew, Mark Sammons and Dan Roth

Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), 2018

Link: [PDF]

  • CogCompNLP: Your Swiss Army Knife for NLP

Daniel Khashabi, Mark Sammons, Ben Zhou, Tom Redman, Christos Christodoulopoulos, Vivek Srikumar, Nicholas Rizzolo, Lev Ratinov, Guanheng Luo, Quang Do, Chen-Tse Tsai, Subhro Roy, Stephen Mayhew, Zhili Feng, John Wieting, Xiaodong Yu, Yangqiu Song, Shashank Gupta, Shyam Upadhyay, Naveen Arivazhagan, Qiang Ning, Shaoshi Ling and Dan Roth

11th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), 2018

Link: [PDF]


  • 2019/05 - present: University of Pennsylvania

PhD in Computer and Information Science

Advisor: Professor Dan Roth

  • 2017/08 - 2019/05: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Master of Science in Computer Science

Advisor: Professor Dan Roth

  • 2016/01 - 2017/05: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Advisor: Professor Dan Roth

  • 2013/09 - 2015/12: Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Electrical and Computer Engineering