# 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 applying to Ph.D. programs in the U.S. for Fall 2021. [CV]

# News 🎉

  • [Jan 06, 2021] I'll be joining MSR as a research intern this spring!
  • [Dec 14, 2020] All Ph.D. applications have been sent out, wish me luck!
  • [Nov 01, 2020] I'll be volunteering at EMNLP 2020, and presenting at COLING 2020 virtually!

# Experience

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

# Publications

Contextualizing Language Understanding with Graph-based Knowledge Representations
Sanxing Chen
Master's thesis, The University of Virginia, 2020
Abs Bib Link
⚾️ 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
In COLING'2020 (Oral)
Abs Bib LinkarXivCode

# 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: 12/2/2020, 2:03:23 PM