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Yixin Nie(聂意新)

Ph.D. student in Computer Science Department
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

yixin1 [at] cs.unc.edu

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About Me

I am a third year Ph.D. student in Computer Science Department at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, advised by Mohit Bansal. Before that, I did my undergraduate degree at China University of Geosciences, and then my master's degree at The University of Chicago.

My work focuses on machine learning and natural language processing. My research interests are sparked from the idea of natural language acquisition for machine.

Publications [Google Scholar]

Adversarial NLI: A New Benchmark for Natural Language Understanding [data] [demo]
Yixin Nie, Adina Williams, Emily Dinan, Mohit Bansal, Jason Weston, Douwe Kiela
ACL 2020, Seattle, WA.

Revealing the Importance of Semantic Retrieval for Machine Reading at Scale [code]
Yixin Nie, Songhe Wang, Mohit Bansal
EMNLP 2019, Hong Kong, China.
Results on HotpotQA Leaderboard.

Combining Fact Extraction and Verification with Neural Semantic Matching Networks [code] [slides]
Yixin Nie, Haonan Chen, Mohit Bansal
AAAI 2019, Honolulu, Hawaii.
The Top One Model at Fact Extraction and Verification (FEVER) Workshop, EMNLP 2018, Brussels, Belgium.

Analyzing Compositionality-Sensitivity of NLI Models [code] [slides]
Yixin Nie*, Yicheng Wang*, Mohit Bansal
AAAI 2019, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Shortcut-Stacked Sentence Encoders for Multi-Domain Inference [code] [slides]
Yixin Nie and Mohit Bansal
RepEval Workshop, EMNLP 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark.
The Top Single Model in RepEval Shared Task.

Experience

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate Research Assistant 2017.09 -
Facebook AI Research (FAIR) FAIR Research Intern, Host: Douwe Kiela and Jason Weston 2019.05 - 2019.09
Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC) TTIC Visiting Student, Host: Mohit Bansal 2016.06 - 2016.12

Teaching

Teaching Assistant, Graduate Natural Language Processing, UNC Chapel Hill, Fall 2017.
Teaching Assistant, Algorithms and Analysis, UNC Chapel Hill, Fall 2017.

Misc.

My hometown is Wuhan.
Suprisingly, I always find writing much more interesting than coding.