Yitong LI

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D Candidate
School of Computing and Information Systems
The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010, Australia

E-mail: yitongl4 [at] student [dot] unimelb [dot] edu [dot] au
Desk: Desk 5, 08.17, DMD (B168)

Welcome to my homepage!
Currently, I am a 3rd-year Ph.D student in School of CIS, the University of Melbourne, supervised by Prof. Tim Baldwin and Prof. Trevor Cohn.
My research interests are in Natural Language Processing (NLP).
I am now working on Privacy and Adversarial Learning with NLP applications.

What's New !

Apr. 2018 ACL 2018 (to appear) Li, Yitong, Timothy Baldwin and Trevor Cohn
Towards Robust and Privacy-preserving Text Representations
ACL 2018

Experiences

Education

2015 - 2019 (Expected) Ph.D Student of Engineering
School of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2011 – 2015 B.S. in Engineering
Computer Science and Technology (SJTU ACM Honored Class), Zhiyuan College, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.

Professional

Nov. 2015 – Research Student
School of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Aug. 2014 – Feb. 2015 Research Assistant Full-time Intern
Visual Computing Group, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China
Jul. 2014 Visiting Student
Department of Computer Science, Cornell University, NY, U.S.A.
The Summer Education Research Project
Jun. 2012 – Oct. 2015 Research Student
Center for Brain-like Computing and Machine Intelligence, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Feb. - Jun. 2014
Spring Semester
Teaching Assistant
Set Theory and Logic for Computing Science
Lecturer: Prof. Enshao Shen
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Service

2018 Student Volunteer
ACL 2018
2017 PC
15th Annual Workshop of The Australasian Language Technology Association
2017, 2018 Student Representative
Australasian Language Technology Association

Miscellaneous

2008 – Present Membership
Red Cross China
18th – 24th Aug. 2013 Intern
7 day Global Finance Internship Program
Fxcm Asia Limited, Hong Kong

Publications

Peer-reviewed Papers

Conferences

2018
  • Li, Yitong, Timothy Baldwin and Trevor Cohn (2018) Towards Robust and Privacy-preserving Text Representations , In Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2018, Volume 2: Short Papers), Melbourne, Australia, pp. 25--30.
  • Doris Hoogeveen, Andrew Bennett, Yitong Li, Karin Verspoor and Timothy Baldwin (2018) Detecting Misflagged Duplicate Questions in Community Question-Answering Archives, In Proceedings of the 12th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM-18), Stanford, USA, pp. 112--120.
  • Li, Yitong, Timothy Baldwin and Trevor Cohn (2018) What's in a Domain? Learning Domain-Robust Text Representations Using Adversarial Training, In Proceedings of the 2018 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics : Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT 2018), New Orleans, USA, pp. 474--479.

  • 2017
  • Li, Yitong, Trevor Cohn and Timothy Baldwin (2017) BIBI System Description: Building with CNNs and Breaking with Deep Reinforcement Learning, In Proceedings of the EMNLP 2017 Workshop on Building Linguistically Generalizable NLP Systems (BLGNLP 2017), Copenhagen, Denmark, pp. 27--32.
  • Li, Yitong, Trevor Cohn and Timothy Baldwin (2017) Robust Training under Linguistic Adversity, In Proceedings of the 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2017, short paper), Valencia, Spain, pp. 21--27.

  • 2016
  • S. Shivashankar, Yitong Li and Afshin Rahimi (2016) Filter and Match Approach to Pair-wise Web URI Linking, In Proceedings of the Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop 2016 (ALTA 2016), Melbourne, Australia, pp. 181--185
  • Li, Yitong, Trevor Cohn and Timothy Baldwin (2016) Learning Robust Representations of Text, In Proceedings of the 2016 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2016, short paper), Austin, Texas, USA, pp. 1979--1985.
  • Hoogeveen, Doris, Yitong Li, Huizhi Liang, Bahar Salehi, Timothy Baldwin and Long Duong (2016) UniMelb at SemEval-2016 Task 3: Identifying Similar Questions by Combining a CNN with String Similarity Measures, In Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2016), San Diego, USA, pp. 776--781.

  • 2015
  • Li, Yitong, Rui Wang and Hai Zhao (2015) A Machine Learning Method to Distinguish Machine Translation from Human Translation, In Proceedings of the 29th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation (PACLIC 29), Shanghai, China, pp. 354--360

  • Miscellaneous Issues

  • Li, Yitong (2015)《毕业感悟》. 《致远毕业纪念册》, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press
  • Li, Yitong (2015)《致远之于我》. 《致远逐梦》 , pages 221–223, isbn 978-7-313-10936-1, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press
  • Li, Yitong (2011)《我的故事》. 《携手·上海交通大学ACM班十年风雨路》 , isbn 978-7-313-08536-8, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press
  • Awards & Honors

    May 2018 Google PhD Travel Scholarship
    Google
    Jul. 2017 1 st as Builder & 3 rd as Breaker
    Build It Break It: The Language Edition
    Mar. 2017 Conference Travel Scholarships
    The University of Melbourne, School of Engineering
    Mar. 2017 1 st Place
    Jane Street ETC Melbourne
    Nov. 2016 2 nd Place
    ALTA Shared Task 2016
    Oct. 2016 Google PhD Travel Scholarship
    Google
    May 2016 3 rd Place
    Melbourne Data Science Student Challenge
    Mar. 2016 1 st Place
    Microsoft College Code Competition @The University of Melbourne
    Nov. 2015 Melbourne Research Scholarship
    The University of Melbourne
    Jun. 2015 Honor of Meeting the Academic Requirements of Zhiyuan College Top honor for SJTU undergraduate students
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    Mar. 2015 Stars of Tomorrow Internship Program Award
    Microsoft Research Asia
    2013 - 2014 SJTU Academic Year University Scholarship of Shanghai Jiao Tong University Top 10%
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    2012 - 2013 SJTU Academic Year University Scholarship of Shanghai Jiao Tong University Top 10%
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    Nov. 2010 & 2009 & 2008 1 st Prizes ranking top 5/1000+
    National Olympiad Informatics in Provinces, China
    2009 Tenth highest Level of Grading Test Certificate of Piano
    Nanjing University of the Arts, China
    --- Grade Examination of Musical Level 10 highest level for non-professionals of Keyboard

    Random Projects

    This page is about my projects that I am or was working on.
    You can find code pieces of some on my Github.

    Research Projects

    • Research Impact @Unimelb, 2017
      Unimelb Projects
    • Denoising and Beautification for Burst Camera Selfies on Smartphone @MSRA, 2015
      Mentored by Researcher Lu Yuan
    • Whiteboard and Document Detection @MSRA, 2014
      Mentored by Researcher Lu Yuan and co-operated with Researcher Jiangyu Liu
      Products related: Office Lens.
    • Solving Low-rank Semi-definite Programming Problem @Cornell, 2014
      With Hang Wu, supervised by Prof. John E. Hopcroft

    Competition Projects

    You can also find a banch of coursework projects on my github if you are interested in them.

    Personal Interests

    Here are my personal interests and maybe a short description for them.
    This section is only about my lift without research, and you are welcome to go to me about them.

      Music & Instruments

      I am a fan of classic
    • Piano (Tenth Level top of Grading Test Certificate)
    • Keyboard (Grade Examination of Musical Level 10 top for non-professionals)
    • Trumpet (Participated in the Orchestra of School and local gala)
    • Guitar, Harmonica
    • Also, I am(was) playing many music games, such as, OSU, Jubeat and Guitar Heroes
    • History

    • Interested in Ancient Greek, Roman and Medieval
    • Mythologies and Origins
    • Sports

      I do snow sports (ski) in winter, and diving (SCUBA) in summar!