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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 (1st Honors) from the University of Hong Kong in 2019, I now have 4 NLP papers at top conferences (incl. NAACL, EMNLP, AAHPM, AAAI). Currently, I am preparing for a Ph.D. program, and my dream is to be a professor and to actively promote AI for social good.

For most of my papers, I worked remotely with the Clinical Decision Group of Prof Peter Szolovits at MIT CSAIL. My undergraduate research thesis was conducted with Prof Benjamin Kao at the University of Hong Kong. During 2017 – 2018, I was selected to the Special Student Program 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 Feb 6-13: I will travel to New York for presenting my oral paper at AAAI 2020, and in Mar 2020 to San Diago (AAHPM).
  • 2019 Nov 2-9: I attended EMNLP in Hong Kong, presenting my long paper on text style transfer.
  • 2019 Nov 4: Had lunch with Prof Chris Manning!

Research Projects

Hooks in the Headline: Learning to Generate Headlines with Controlled Styles [PDF 2019]
(Submitted to ACL 2020.) With Prof Peter Szolovits at MIT CSAIL Clinical Decision-Making Group

Unsupervised Domain Adaptation for Neural Machine Translation with Iterative Back Translation [arXiv 2020]
(Submitted to IJCAI 2020.) With Prof Peter Szolovits at MIT CSAIL Clinical Decision-Making Group

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 Prof Peter Szolovits at 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 Prof Peter Szolovits at 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

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

Word Representations for Computing Semantic Relatedness
In contribution to the AAAI 2018 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.

Languages– Mandarin (the 1st* spoken language in the world)
– English (3rd)
– Japanese (8th)
– Wu Chinese (12th)
– Some German (16th)
– Yue Chinese/Cantonese (19th)

*Statistics from Ethnologue (Mar 2019)
Computer SciencePython, JavaScript, HMTL, CSS, Unity, SQL, C++, Octave, Excel VBA, etc.
PresentationEloquence of speech, with effective communication skills.
Visual DesignPhotoshop, Prezi, MS packages, 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.