Hi, I am Yue (/yoo-eh/) Dong, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the University of California, Riverside. I obtained my PhD in Computer Science at McGill University and Mila, supervised by Dr. Jackie Cheung. I was fortunate to intern at Google AI, AI2, Microsoft, and Noah’s Ark Lab during my PhD.
My research interests include natural language processing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. I lead the Natural Language Processing group at UCR, which develops natural language understanding and generation systems that are controllable, trustworthy, and efficient. I have 2 openings for self-motivated PhDs to work in the area of NLP for 2024 Fall, please consider applying directly or email me if you are interested in working with me.
I cannot advise more master’s students at UCR in 2023. Due to the high volume of requests, I won’t be able to respond to further emails on this matter.
PhD in Computer Science , 2022
MSc & BSc in Mathematics, 2016
University of Ottawa
Clinical Medicine, 2009
Xi'an Jiaotong University (西安交通大学)
[11/2023] Three papers on watermarking in LLMs, inverse RL for summarization, and VLM Jailbreak attacks have been accepted at the 2023 Southern California NLP Symposium. Excited!
[10/2023] Our paper “Subtle Misogyny Detection and Mitigation: An Expert-Annotated Dataset” has been accepted as a spotlight submission at NeurIPS 2023 SoLaR Workshop!
[10/2023] Check out the UCR news on Faculty members discuss AI’s possible impacts at UCR.
[10/2023] I am honored to serve as a senior area chair for NAACL 2024!
[10/2023] Our paper Inverse Reinforcement Learning for Text Summarization led by my PhD student Yu Fu has been accepted to the findings of EMNLP 2023. Congrats!
[10/2023] Our tutorial on Vulnerabilities of Large Language Models to Adversarial Attacks has been accepted for ACL 2024.
[07/2023] I was awarded a Regents Faculty Fellowship grant 2023-2024!
[06/2023] I was selected for UCR OASIS Internal Funding Awards 2023-2024!
[05/2023] Our proposal of KDD 2023 tutorial on Fast Text Generation with Text-Editing Models has been accepted
NeurIPS 2023 workshop on Efficient Natural Language and Speech Processing (ENLSP-III)
KDD 2023 tutorial on Fast Text Generation with Text-Editing Models
EMNLP 2023 workshop on New Frontiers in Summarization
NeurIPS 2022 workshop on Efficient Natural Language and Speech Processing (ENLSP-II)
EMNLP 2021 workshop on New Frontiers in Summarization
NeurIPS 2021 workshop on Efficient Natural Language and Speech Processing
NAACL 2022 tutorial on Text Generation with Text-Editing Models
[11/04/2023] AI and Large Language Models
[08/2023] Fast Text Generation with Text-Editing Models
Regents Faculty Fellowship grant, July 2023
UCR OASIS Internal Funding Awards, June 2023
Best Paper Award, Southern California NLP Symposium, 2023
Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral (CGS D) - Accepted, 2018-2019
[ Best Paper Award ] at Canadian conference on artificial intelligence
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship - Doctoral (PGS D) - Accepted, 2017-2018
FRQNT Doctoral Scholarship - Declined (rank first in all 2016 applicants in mathematics), 2016
FRQNT Master’s Research Scholarship, 2016
NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarships - CGS Master’s, 2015
University of Ottawa Excellence Scholarship, 2015 - 2016
NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA), Summer 2014
Dean’s Merit Scholarships - Faculty of Science, University of Ottawa, 2014
University of Ottawa Women’s Summer Research Award, Summer 2013
University of Ottawa Work/Study Research Award, Summer 2012