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I am an enthusiastic female student who aims to do life-long academic research on languages and human intelligence. With an undergraduate degree from the University of Hong Kong in 2019, I now have 4 NLP papers at top conferences (incl. NAACL, EMNLP, AAHPM, AAAI). I am preparing for a Ph.D. program. And my dream is to be a professor and to actively promote AI for a good use.

In my undergraduate study, I worked remotely with the Clinical Decision Group of Prof Peter Szolovits at MIT CSAIL. My undergraduate research thesis is supervised by Prof Benjamin Kao at the University of Hong Kong. During 2017 – 2018, I was a special student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where I worked on NLP algorithms and applications to clinical decisions, with Enrico Santus and Prof Charlotta Lindvall at Harvard Medical School.

Here is my CV.


  • 2020: I plan to travel to New York in Feb 2020 (AAAI Oral), and to San Diago in Mar 2020 (AAHPM).
  • 2019 Nov 2-9: I attended EMNLP in Hong Kong, presenting my long paper on text style transfer.
  • 2019 Nov 4: Had a lunch with Prof Chris Manning!

Research Projects

Is BERT Really Robust? A Strong Baseline for Natural Language Attack on Text Classification and Entailment [AAAI 2020]
AAAI 2020 – Oral (20% overall acceptance rate & oral is highly selective this year). With MIT CSAIL Clinical Decision-Making Group

An Artificial Intelligent Algorithm to Identify Documented Symptoms in Patients with Heart Failure who Received Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) [Pre-Submission Version for AAHPM 2020]
Scientific poster at 2020 Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care (AAHPM), the largest hospice and palliative care meeting in the U.S. With Harvard Medical School, MIT CSAIL Natural Language Processing Group, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

IMaT: Unsupervised Text Attribute Transfer via Iterative Matching and Translation [EMNLP 2019]
EMNLP 2019 (Long Paper); with MIT CSAIL Clinical Decision-Making Group

GraphIE: A Graph-Based Framework for Information Extraction [NAACL 2019]
NAACL 2019 (Long Paper); with Enrico Santus (Ph.D.) at MIT CSAIL Natural Language Processing Group

Prediction of Story Ending with Optimistic and Pessimistic Mindsets
With MIT CSAIL Genesis Group

Prediction of Story Ending with Optimistic and Pessimistic Mindsets
With MIT CSAIL Genesis Group

3D Traffic Simulation for Autonomous Vehicles in Unity and Python [arXiv] [GitHub]
With MIT Media Lab Camera Culture Group

Word Representations for Computing Semanitc Relatedness
In contribution to 2018 AAAI paper, with Shanghai Jiaotong University, Reliable Adaptive Distributed Systems Laboratory


I am passionate about bringing changes to the world. Here is my skill set besides AI research.

LanguagesProficient English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Shanghainese, Japanese and some German.
Computer SciencePython, JavaScript, HMTL, CSS, Unity, SQL, C++, Octave, Excel VBA, etc.
PresentationEloquence of speech, with effective communication skills.
Visual DesignPhotoshop, Prezi, MS packages and etc.

More About me

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*More info: My Chinese name is 金致静. I graduated from the key class (1507届科创班) at No.2 High School of East China Normal University (华东师大二附中), Shanghai, China.