I research, through a language processing lens, how to help computers to acquire knowledge and reason in the way human beings do. Language is the conduit (opens new window) transmitting all kinds of knowledge between people. I'm thus interested in grounded language learning, especially in finding intuitive and theoretically sound algorithms to perform relational learning on knowledge and language representations.
I currently work as an applied scientist at Microsoft. I did my master's studies at the University of Virginia, where I was a member of the ILP Lab (opens new window) working with Prof. Yangfeng Ji (opens new window). I've also spent time at Microsoft Research (Beijing (opens new window) and Redmond (opens new window)) since I was an undergraduate at CUGB (opens new window).
- Program committee member (reviewer): COLING'2020, NAACL'2021, ACL'2021, EMNLP' 2021, NLPCC' 2021, ARR (regularly)
- Volunteer: ACL'2020, EMNLP'2020
- My name is pronounced as "sǣnɕə̄ŋ".
- I am originally from Quanzhou (opens new window), China. It was one of the world's largest and most cosmopolitan seaports and now a World Heritage Site (opens new window). (Interestingly, UVA is also a World Heritage Site (opens new window).)
- I started playing the violin when I was a little boy.
✉️ i [at] sxing [dot] xyz