Steven Feng

I am an undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. I have a strong passion for data science and machine learning, particularly natural language processing (NLP). I have extensive research experience and have published at major conferences such as EMNLP and AAAI. I am also an Honorable Mention for the Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award and CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award. My present interests are mainly in dialogue agents, language generation, natural language understanding, and semantics.

I am currently working with the Language Technologies Institute (LTI) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) on research projects involving language generation. Previously, I worked with with numerous University of Waterloo professors, including Dr. Jesse Hoey on dialogue agents and semantics and Dr. Pascal Poupart on robust embeddings and machine translation.

Other than research, I enjoy machine learning projects and hackathons. In my free time, I like gaming, playing the piano, filming YouTube videos, martial arts, and ping pong.

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Publications

Keep Calm and Switch On! Preserving Sentiment and Fluency in Semantic Text Exchange
Steven Y. Feng, Aaron W. Li, Jesse Hoey
Proceedings of Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) 2019 (23.8% acceptance rate)
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ALOHA: Artificial Learning of Human Attributes for Dialogue Agents
Aaron W. Li, Veronica Jiang, Steven Y. Feng, Julia Sprague, Wei Zhou, Jesse Hoey
Accepted (oral) to proceedings of AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2020 (20.6% acceptance rate)
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