• Xinya Du

  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science
  • Human Language Technology Research Institute
  • University of Texas at Dallas

  • Email: xinya.du AT utdallas.edu

I am Xinya Du (pronounced as shinn-ya do), a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. My research focuses on in the area of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning. I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before, I earned a CS Ph.D. degree from Cornell University; and graduated with a bachelor's degree in CSE from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

My work are published in leading NLP conferences, and has been covered by major media like New Scientist [link] and included in the list of Most Influential ACL Papers (15 each year). I was named a Spotlight Rising Star in Data Science (NLP) by the University of Chicago in 2020.

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Research Interests (Publications)

I enjoy exploring/building things that are novel and impactful (in research and life). My research is motivated by building intelligent and efficient systems for core NLP problems (e.g., turning a large amount of unstructured information into a concise and structured format). Specifically, my current includes (but not limited to) developing methods encoding knowledge (contextual and external) and reasoning capabilities for question asking / generation & answering, and information extraction, as well as the interplay between them.