# Bio


I'm a second-year master student in computer science at the University of Virginia, where I work with Prof. Yangfeng Ji in the NLP group.

I am interested in helping computers to learn natural languages in the way humans do. Language is the conduit which bridges different forms of knowledge. So, by itself, it doesn't necessarily contain all the information. That's why I'm currently focusing on grounded language learning, especially in finding intuitive algorithms to perform relational learning on graphs and texts.

I'm actively looking for Ph.D. and research internship opportunities starting Spring 2021. [CV]

# News 🎉

# Experience

Bing Ads & Microsoft Research ·
Home office, United States
May 2020 - Aug 2020
Research Intern
Relational learning and NLP with Dr. Xiaodong Liu and Dr. Jian Jiao
Microsoft Research Asia ·
Beijing, China
Mar 2019 - Jun 2019
Research Intern
Microsoft Research Asia ·
Beijing, China
Feb 2018 - Sep 2018
Research Intern

# Publications

⚾️ HittER: Hierarchical Transformers for Knowledge Graph Embeddings
Sanxing Chen, Xiaodong Liu, Jianfeng Gao, Jian Jiao, Ruofei Zhang, Yangfeng Ji
Abs Bib arXiv
A Tale of Two Linkings: Dynamically Gating between Schema Linking and Structural Linking for Text-to-SQL Parsing
Sanxing Chen, Aidan San, Xiaodong Liu, Yangfeng Ji
To appear at COLING'2020 (Oral)
Abs Bib arXivCode

# Service

  • Program committee member (reviewer): COLING'2020, NAACL'2021
  • Secondary reviewer: TPAMI'2020
  • Volunteer: ACL'2020, EMNLP'2020

# Misc

  • My name is pronounced as "sǣnɕə̄ŋ".
  • I come from Quanzhou. It was one of the world's largest and most cosmopolitan seaports.
  • I started playing the violin when I was a little boy.

# Contact


  • sc3hn [at] virginia [dot] edu
  • staychan [dot] cn [at] gmail [dot] com


Last Updated: 10/19/2020, 4:20:35 PM