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 CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award. My present interests are mainly in dialogue agents, natural language understanding, and semantics.

I am currently working with Professor Jesse Hoey on dialogue agents and semantics, Professor Pascal Poupart on robust embeddings and machine translation, and Professor Olga Vechtomova on text story generation. Previously, I worked with Professor Edith Law to develop autonomous robots that can teach and interact with children.

Other than research, I enjoy machine learning projects, hackathons, and participating in extracurricular activities and clubs. In my free time, I like playing the piano, filming YouTube videos, and martial arts.

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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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